The opposite side of the world to Willemstad is Ngulung Kulon, East Java, Indonesia.
Coordinates: 12.108, -68.934
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -12.108, 111.066
Ngulung Kulon is the closest city to Willemstad's antipodal point (424 km).
The antipodal city to Willemstad is Ngulung Kulon. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Willemstad is Ngulung Kulon.
The distance from Willemstad to Ngulung Kulon 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 Willemstad's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Willemstad.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Ngulung Kulon, East Java||Indonesia||424 km||(-8.304, 111.507)|
|Tawing, East Java||Indonesia||424 km||(-8.307, 111.596)|
|Ngulung Wetan, East Java||Indonesia||425 km||(-8.293, 111.487)|
|Bendoroto, East Java||Indonesia||425 km||(-8.308, 111.610)|
|Munjungan, East Java||Indonesia||425 km||(-8.303, 111.579)|
|Krajan Craken, East Java||Indonesia||425 km||(-8.296, 111.544)|
|Sobo, East Java||Indonesia||426 km||(-8.282, 111.511)|
|Banjar, East Java||Indonesia||427 km||(-8.268, 111.480)|
|Karangturi, East Java||Indonesia||427 km||(-8.278, 111.581)|
|Gading, East Java||Indonesia||428 km||(-8.292, 111.697)|
Coordinates: 12.1084° N 68.9335° W
Coordinates: 8.3044° S 111.507° E
The antipode can be calculated by understanding the geographic coordinates and applying simple formulas. We will use the following variables:
Step 1: Obtain the geographic coordinates of Willemstad
The DMS coordinates are: 12°6'30.2'' N 68°56'0.7'' W.
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = 12.1084°
LngO = -68.93354°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = -12.1084°
Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = -68.93354 + 180° = 111.06646°
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 Willemstad is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-12.1084, 111.06646)
In DMS format: 12°6'30.2'' N 68°56'0.7'' W.