Antipode of Guayaquil, Ecuador

The opposite side of the world to Guayaquil is Rantau Prapat, North Sumatra, Indonesia.



Continent: South America

Coordinates: -2.196, -79.886

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: South America

Coordinates: 2.196, 100.114

Rantau Prapat


Rantau Prapat is the closest city to Guayaquil's antipodal point (17 km).

The antipodal city to Guayaquil is Rantau Prapat. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Guayaquil is Rantau Prapat.

The distance from Guayaquil to Rantau Prapat 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 Guayaquil

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

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
Rantau Prapat, North Sumatra Indonesia 17 km (2.332, 100.052)
Rantauprapat, North Sumatra Indonesia 33 km (2.100, 99.833)
Kota Pinang, North Sumatra Indonesia 34 km (1.891, 100.092)
Bandar, North Sumatra Indonesia 44 km (2.050, 99.750)
Simpangbandung, Riau Indonesia 54 km (2.073, 100.585)
Simpangpasir, Riau Indonesia 55 km (2.083, 100.592)
Langgapayung, North Sumatra Indonesia 55 km (1.727, 99.963)
Paritjunus, Riau Indonesia 55 km (2.068, 100.591)
Panyabungan, North Sumatra Indonesia 55 km (1.932, 99.691)
Rantaupanjangkiri, Riau Indonesia 60 km (2.050, 100.632)

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Local time:

Coordinates: 2.1962° S 79.8862° W

Rantau Prapat, Indonesia

Local time:

Coordinates: 2.3321° N 100.0521° 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 Guayaquil

The DMS coordinates are: 2°11'46.2'' S 79°53'10.4'' W.

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = -2.19616°

LngO = -79.88621°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = 2.19616°

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = -79.88621 + 180° = 100.11379°

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 Guayaquil is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (2.19616, 100.11379)

In DMS format: 2°11'46.2'' S 79°53'10.4'' W.

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