Antipode of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

The opposite side of the world to Hong Kong is La Quiaca, Jujuy, Argentina.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Continent: Asia

Coordinates: 22.278, 114.175

Antipodal point


Continent: South America

Coordinates: -22.278, -65.825

La Quiaca


La Quiaca is the closest city to Hong Kong's antipodal point (31 km).

The antipodal city to Hong Kong is La Quiaca. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Hong Kong is La Quiaca.

The distance from Hong Kong to La Quiaca 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 Hong Kong

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

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
La Quiaca, JY Argentina 31 km (-22.102, -65.593)
Villazón, Potosí Bolivia 32 km (-22.087, -65.594)
Rinconada, JY Argentina 40 km (-22.441, -66.168)
Santa Catalina, JY Argentina 44 km (-21.945, -66.052)
Abra Pampa, JY Argentina 51 km (-22.720, -65.697)
Iruya, SA Argentina 85 km (-22.792, -65.217)
Santa Victoria, SA Argentina 89 km (-22.251, -64.965)
Tupiza, Potosí Bolivia 93 km (-21.443, -65.719)
El Aguilar, JY Argentina 105 km (-23.216, -65.680)
Humahuaca, JY Argentina 114 km (-23.205, -65.350)

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Local time:

Coordinates: 22.2783° N 114.1747° E

La Quiaca, Argentina

Local time:

Coordinates: 22.1024° S 65.593° 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 Hong Kong

The DMS coordinates are: 22°16'42'' N 114°10'28.9'' E .

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = 22.27832°

LngO = 114.17469°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = -22.27832°

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = 114.17469 - 180° = -65.82531°

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 Hong Kong is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-22.27832, -65.82531)

In DMS format: 22°16'42'' N 114°10'28.9'' E .

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