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

Ecuador

Continent: South America

Coordinates: -0.230, -78.525

Opposite side in the world

Continent: South America

Coordinates: 0.230, 101.475

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.

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) |

Local time:

Coordinates: 0.2299° S 78.525° W

Local time:

Coordinates: 0.5167° N 101.4417° E

The antipode can be calculated by understanding the geographic coordinates and applying simple formulas. We will use the following variables:

*Lat*: Latitude at the origin point._{O}*Lng*: Longitude at the origin point._{O}*Lat*: Latitude at the antipodal point._{A}*Lng*: Longitude at the antipodal point._{A}

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:

*Lat _{O}*

*Lng _{O}*

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

*Lat _{A}*

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

*Lng _{A}*

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: (*Lat _{A}*,

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