Antipode of Suva, Fiji

The opposite side of the world to Suva is Gourma Rharous, Tombouctou, Mali.



Continent: Oceania

Coordinates: -18.137, 178.425

Antipodal point


Continent: Africa

Coordinates: 18.137, -1.575

Gourma Rharous


Gourma Rharous is the closest city to Suva' antipodal point (144 km).

The antipodal city to Suva is Gourma Rharous. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Suva is Gourma Rharous.

The distance from Suva to Gourma Rharous 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 Suva

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

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
Gourma Rharous, Tombouctou Mali 144 km (16.878, -1.923)
Bourem, Gao Mali 185 km (16.955, -0.349)
Timbuktu, Tombouctou Mali 214 km (16.773, -3.007)
Araouane, Tombouctou Mali 223 km (18.905, -3.526)
Gao Mali 263 km (16.272, -0.045)
Diré, Tombouctou Mali 285 km (16.257, -3.401)
Goundam, Tombouctou Mali 293 km (16.415, -3.671)
Kidal Mali 317 km (18.441, 1.408)
Ansongo, Gao Mali 352 km (15.660, 0.502)
Niafunké, Tombouctou Mali 355 km (15.932, -3.991)

Suva, Fiji

Local time:

Coordinates: 18.1368° S 178.4253° E

Gourma Rharous, Mali

Local time:

Coordinates: 16.8778° N 1.9231° W

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 Suva

The DMS coordinates are: 18°8'12.6'' S 178°25'31.1'' E .

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = -18.13683°

LngO = 178.42531°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = 18.13683°

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = 178.42531 - 180° = -1.57469°

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 Suva is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (18.13683, -1.57469)

In DMS format: 18°8'12.6'' S 178°25'31.1'' E .

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