Antipode of North Side, Cayman Islands

The opposite side of the world to North Side is West Island, Cocos Islands.

North Side

Cayman Islands

Continent: America

Coordinates: 19.350, -81.200

Antipodal point

Indian Ocean

Exact location on the other side of the world

Coordinates: -19.350, 98.800

West Island

Cocos Islands

West Island is the closest city to North Side's antipodal point (824 km).

The antipodal city to North Side is West Island. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from North Side is West Island.

The distance from North Side to West Island 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 North Side

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

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
West Island Cocos Islands 824 km (-12.157, 96.823)
Flying Fish Cove Christmas Island 1,234 km (-10.422, 105.679)
Cibungur, West Java Indonesia 1,567 km (-7.372, 106.539)
Simpenan, West Java Indonesia 1,568 km (-7.350, 106.514)
Pondokaso, West Java Indonesia 1,569 km (-7.356, 106.542)
Ciracap, West Java Indonesia 1,570 km (-7.331, 106.522)
Cikujang, West Java Indonesia 1,570 km (-7.359, 106.573)
Surade, West Java Indonesia 1,571 km (-7.342, 106.562)
Nagrak, West Java Indonesia 1,571 km (-7.336, 106.553)
Tugu Hilir, Banten Indonesia 1,572 km (-6.809, 105.629)

North Side, Cayman Islands

Local time:

Coordinates: 19.35° N 81.2° W

West Island, Cocos Islands

Local time:

Coordinates: 12.1568° S 96.8225° 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 North Side

The DMS coordinates are: 19°21'0'' N 81°12'0'' W.

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = 19.35°

LngO = -81.2°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = -19.35°

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = -81.2 + 180° = 98.8°

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 North Side is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-19.35, 98.8)

In DMS format: 19°21'0'' N 81°12'0'' W.

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