Antipode of Recife, Brazil

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



Continent: South America

Coordinates: -8.054, -34.881

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: South America

Coordinates: 8.054, 145.119



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.

Cities on the other side of the world of Recife

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)

Recife, Brazil

Local time:

Coordinates: 8.0539° S 34.8811° W

Faraulep, Micronesia

Local time:

Coordinates: 8.588° N 144.508° E

How to calculate the antipodal point?

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

  • LatO: Latitude at the origin point.
  • LngO: Longitude at the origin point.
  • LatA: Latitude at the antipodal point.
  • LngA: Longitude at the antipodal point.

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:

LatO = -8.05389°

LngO = -34.88111°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = 8.05389°

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = -34.88111 + 180° = 145.11889°

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.


The antipode of Recife is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (8.05389, 145.11889)

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

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