Antipode of São Filipe, Cabo Verde

The opposite side of the world to São Filipe is Samarai, Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea.

São Filipe

Cabo Verde

Continent: Africa

Coordinates: 14.896, -24.496

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: Africa

Coordinates: -14.896, 155.504


Papua New Guinea

Samarai is the closest city to São Filipe's antipodal point (708 km).

The antipodal city to São Filipe is Samarai. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from São Filipe is Samarai.

The distance from São Filipe to Samarai is about 19,000 kilometers. A direct flight would take around 21 hours, but there aren't commercial routes between these cities.

Cities on the other side of the world of São Filipe

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

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
Samarai, Milne Bay Papua New Guinea 708 km (-10.610, 150.662)
Malango, Guadalcanal Solomon Islands 735 km (-9.695, 159.717)
Alotau, Milne Bay Papua New Guinea 747 km (-10.315, 150.457)
Gizo, Western Province Solomon Islands 765 km (-8.103, 156.842)
Honiara Solomon Islands 774 km (-9.433, 159.950)
Tulagi, Central Province Solomon Islands 816 km (-9.103, 160.151)
Kirakira, Makira Solomon Islands 853 km (-10.454, 161.920)
Buala, Isabel Solomon Islands 870 km (-8.145, 159.592)
Auki, Malaita Solomon Islands 883 km (-8.768, 160.698)
Buin, Bougainville Papua New Guinea 901 km (-6.749, 155.691)

São Filipe, Cabo Verde

Local time:

Coordinates: 14.8961° N 24.4956° W

Samarai, Papua New Guinea

Local time:

Coordinates: 10.6104° S 150.6621° 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 São Filipe

The DMS coordinates are: 14°53'46'' N 24°29'44'' W.

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = 14.8961°

LngO = -24.49556°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = -14.8961°

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = -24.49556 + 180° = 155.50444°

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 São Filipe is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-14.8961, 155.50444)

In DMS format: 14°53'46'' N 24°29'44'' W.

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