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The opposite side of the world to Recife is **Faraulep, Yap, Micronesia**.

Brazil

Continent: South America

Coordinates: -8.054, -34.881

Opposite side in the world

Continent: South America

Coordinates: 8.054, 145.119

Micronesia

Faraulep is the closest city to Recife's antipodal point (90 km).

The antipodal city to Recife is Faraulep. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Recife is Faraulep.

The distance from Recife to Faraulep is about **20,000 kilometers**. A direct flight would take around **22 hours**, but there aren't commercial routes between these cities.

This table contains the populated locations that are closest to Recife's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Recife.

City | Country | Distance from antipode | Coordinates |
---|---|---|---|

Faraulep, Yap | Micronesia | 90 km | (8.588, 144.508) |

Ifalik Village, Yap | Micronesia | 115 km | (7.254, 144.453) |

Ifalik, Yap | Micronesia | 116 km | (7.250, 144.445) |

Elato, Yap | Micronesia | 131 km | (7.502, 146.166) |

Lamotrek, Yap | Micronesia | 145 km | (7.491, 146.305) |

Satawal Village, Yap | Micronesia | 223 km | (7.380, 147.026) |

Satawal, Yap | Micronesia | 224 km | (7.382, 147.032) |

Eauripik, Yap | Micronesia | 275 km | (6.687, 143.038) |

Polowat, Chuuk | Micronesia | 457 km | (7.357, 149.199) |

Tamatam, Chuuk | Micronesia | 477 km | (7.539, 149.414) |

Local time:

Coordinates: 8.0539° S 34.8811° W

Local time:

Coordinates: 8.588° N 144.508° E

The antipode can be calculated by understanding the geographic coordinates and applying simple formulas. We will use the following variables:

*Lat*: Latitude at the origin point._{O}*Lng*: Longitude at the origin point._{O}*Lat*: Latitude at the antipodal point._{A}*Lng*: Longitude at the antipodal point._{A}

Step 1: Obtain the geographic coordinates of Recife

The DMS coordinates are: 8°3'14'' S 34°52'52'' W.

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

*Lat _{O}*

*Lng _{O}*

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

*Lat _{A}*

Since the latitude is negative (south direction), the antipode must be positive (north direction).

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

*Lng _{A}*

Since the longitude is negative, we sum 180° to ensure the final value lies between (-180, 180). If it were the other way around, we would subtract 180° for the same reason.

Result:

The antipode of Recife is located on coordinates: (*Lat _{A}*,

In DMS format: 8°3'14'' S 34°52'52'' W.