The opposite side of the world to Hong Kong is La Quiaca, Jujuy, Argentina.
Coordinates: 22.278, 114.175
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -22.278, -65.825
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.
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)|
Coordinates: 22.2783° N 114.1747° E
Coordinates: 22.1024° S 65.593° 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 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 .