The opposite side of the world to Lautoka is Timbuktu, Tombouctou, Mali.
Coordinates: -17.617, 177.450
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: 17.617, -2.550
Timbuktu is the closest city to Lautoka's antipodal point (105 km).
The antipodal city to Lautoka is Timbuktu. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Lautoka is Timbuktu.
The distance from Lautoka to Timbuktu 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 Lautoka's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Lautoka.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Timbuktu, Tombouctou||Mali||105 km||(16.773, -3.007)|
|Gourma Rharous, Tombouctou||Mali||105 km||(16.878, -1.923)|
|Araouane, Tombouctou||Mali||176 km||(18.905, -3.526)|
|Goundam, Tombouctou||Mali||179 km||(16.415, -3.671)|
|Matounke, Tombouctou||Mali||242 km||(15.932, -3.991)|
|Bourem, Gao||Mali||245 km||(16.955, -0.349)|
|Douentza, Mopti||Mali||293 km||(15.002, -2.950)|
|Gao||Mali||306 km||(16.272, -0.045)|
|Youwarou, Mopti||Mali||309 km||(15.368, -4.263)|
|Bandiagara, Mopti||Mali||379 km||(14.350, -3.610)|
Coordinates: 17.6169° S 177.4505° E
Coordinates: 16.7735° N 3.0074° W
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 Lautoka
The DMS coordinates are: 17°37'0.7'' S 177°27'1.8'' E .
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = -17.61686°
LngO = 177.45049°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = 17.61686°
Since the latitude is negative (south direction), the antipode must be positive (north direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = 177.45049 - 180° = -2.54951°
Since the longitude is positive, we subtract 180° to ensure the final value lies between (-180, 180). If it were the other way around, we would sum 180° for the same reason.
The antipode of Lautoka is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (17.61686, -2.54951)
In DMS format: 17°37'0.7'' S 177°27'1.8'' E .