The opposite side of the world to Nanortalik is Dover, Tasmania, Australia.
Coordinates: 60.142, -45.241
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -60.142, 134.759
Dover is the closest city to Nanortalik's antipodal point (2,047 km).
The antipodal city to Nanortalik is Dover. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Nanortalik is Dover.
The distance from Nanortalik to Dover is about 18,000 kilometers. A direct flight would take around 20 hours, but there aren't commercial routes between these cities.
This table contains the populated locations that are closest to Nanortalik's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Nanortalik.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Dover, TAS||Australia||2,047 km||(-43.314, 147.015)|
|Geeveston, TAS||Australia||2,060 km||(-43.163, 146.925)|
|Cygnet, TAS||Australia||2,065 km||(-43.153, 147.073)|
|Franklin, TAS||Australia||2,070 km||(-43.089, 147.009)|
|Kettering, TAS||Australia||2,073 km||(-43.126, 147.246)|
|Glen Huon, TAS||Australia||2,075 km||(-43.033, 146.967)|
|Huonville, TAS||Australia||2,078 km||(-43.031, 147.048)|
|Snug, TAS||Australia||2,080 km||(-43.067, 147.255)|
|Ranelagh, TAS||Australia||2,080 km||(-43.010, 147.038)|
|Margate, TAS||Australia||2,084 km||(-43.028, 147.263)|
Coordinates: 60.1417° N 45.2407° W
Coordinates: 43.3142° S 147.0149° E
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 Nanortalik
The DMS coordinates are: 60°8'30.1'' N 45°14'26.5'' W.
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = 60.14169°
LngO = -45.24069°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = -60.14169°
Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = -45.24069 + 180° = 134.75931°
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.
The antipode of Nanortalik is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-60.14169, 134.75931)
In DMS format: 60°8'30.1'' N 45°14'26.5'' W.