The opposite side of the world to Port-aux-Français is Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada.
French Southern Territories
Coordinates: -49.349, 70.219
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: 49.349, -109.781
Maple Creek is the closest city to Port-aux-Français's antipodal point (66 km).
The antipodal city to Port-aux-Français is Maple Creek. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Port-aux-Français is Maple Creek.
The distance from Port-aux-Français to Maple Creek 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 Port-aux-Français' antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Port-aux-Français.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Maple Creek, SK||Canada||66 km||(49.906, -109.481)|
|Havre North, MT||United States||88 km||(48.563, -109.671)|
|Havre, MT||United States||89 km||(48.550, -109.684)|
|Chinook, MT||United States||94 km||(48.590, -109.231)|
|Medicine Hat, AB||Canada||100 km||(50.039, -110.677)|
|Shaunavon, SK||Canada||104 km||(49.650, -108.418)|
|Harlem, MT||United States||116 km||(48.533, -108.784)|
|Fort Belknap Agency, MT||United States||122 km||(48.483, -108.765)|
|Gull Lake, SK||Canada||125 km||(50.100, -108.485)|
|Chester, MT||United States||128 km||(48.511, -110.967)|
Coordinates: 49.3492° S 70.2194° E
Coordinates: 49.9063° N 109.4809° 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 Port-aux-Français
The DMS coordinates are: 49°20'57'' S 70°13'9.7'' E .
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = -49.34916°
LngO = 70.21937°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = 49.34916°
Since the latitude is negative (south direction), the antipode must be positive (north direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = 70.21937 - 180° = -109.78063°
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 Port-aux-Français is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (49.34916, -109.78063)
In DMS format: 49°20'57'' S 70°13'9.7'' E .