The opposite side of the world to Sai Kung is La Quiaca, Jujuy, Argentina.
Coordinates: 22.383, 114.267
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -22.383, -65.733
La Quiaca is the closest city to Sai Kung's antipodal point (34 km).
The antipodal city to Sai Kung is La Quiaca. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Sai Kung is La Quiaca.
The distance from Sai Kung 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 Sai Kung's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Sai Kung.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|La Quiaca, JY||Argentina||34 km||(-22.102, -65.593)|
|Villazón, Potosí||Bolivia||36 km||(-22.087, -65.594)|
|Abra Pampa, JY||Argentina||38 km||(-22.720, -65.697)|
|Rinconada, JY||Argentina||45 km||(-22.441, -66.168)|
|Santa Catalina, JY||Argentina||59 km||(-21.945, -66.052)|
|Iruya, SA||Argentina||70 km||(-22.792, -65.217)|
|Santa Victoria, SA||Argentina||80 km||(-22.251, -64.965)|
|El Aguilar, JY||Argentina||92 km||(-23.216, -65.680)|
|Humahuaca, JY||Argentina||99 km||(-23.205, -65.350)|
|Tupiza, Potosí||Bolivia||104 km||(-21.443, -65.719)|
Coordinates: 22.3833° N 114.2667° 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 Sai Kung
The DMS coordinates are: 22°22'60'' N 114°16'0'' E .
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = 22.38333°
LngO = 114.26667°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = -22.38333°
Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = 114.26667 - 180° = -65.73333°
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 Sai Kung is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-22.38333, -65.73333)
In DMS format: 22°22'60'' N 114°16'0'' E .