Antipode of Quito, Ecuador

The opposite side of the world to Quito is Pekanbaru, Riau, Indonesia.

Quito

Ecuador

Continent: South America

Coordinates: -0.230, -78.525

Antipodal point

Indonesia

Continent: Asia

Coordinates: 0.230, 101.475

Pekanbaru

Indonesia

Pekanbaru is the closest city to Quito's antipodal point (32 km).

The antipodal city to Quito is Pekanbaru. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Quito is Pekanbaru.

The distance from Quito to Pekanbaru 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 Quito

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

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
Pekanbaru, Riau Indonesia 32 km (0.517, 101.442)
Pangkalan Kerinci, Riau Indonesia 46 km (0.396, 101.857)
Bangkinang, Riau Indonesia 52 km (0.338, 101.024)
Muaralembu, Riau Indonesia 69 km (-0.381, 101.340)
Pangkalanbunut, Riau Indonesia 75 km (0.298, 102.146)
Baserah, Riau Indonesia 81 km (-0.446, 101.744)
Teluk Kuantan, Riau Indonesia 85 km (-0.528, 101.581)
Siak Sri Indrapura, Riau Indonesia 89 km (0.793, 102.051)
Cerenti, Riau Indonesia 93 km (-0.509, 101.869)
Balaipungut, Riau Indonesia 94 km (1.059, 101.291)

Quito, Ecuador

Local time:

Coordinates: 0.2299° S 78.525° W

Pekanbaru, Indonesia

Local time:

Coordinates: 0.5167° N 101.4417° 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 Quito

The DMS coordinates are: 0°13'47.5'' S 78°31'29.8'' W.

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = -0.22985°

LngO = -78.52495°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = 0.22985°

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = -78.52495 + 180° = 101.47505°

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.

Result:

The antipode of Quito is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (0.22985, 101.47505)

In DMS format: 0°13'47.5'' S 78°31'29.8'' W.

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