The opposite side of the world to Tai Po is Abra Pampa, Jujuy, Argentina.
Coordinates: 22.450, 114.169
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -22.450, -65.831
Abra Pampa is the closest city to Tai Po's antipodal point (33 km).
The antipodal city to Tai Po is Abra Pampa. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Tai Po is Abra Pampa.
The distance from Tai Po to Abra Pampa 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 Tai Po's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Tai Po.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Abra Pampa, JY||Argentina||33 km||(-22.720, -65.697)|
|Rinconada, JY||Argentina||35 km||(-22.441, -66.168)|
|La Quiaca, JY||Argentina||46 km||(-22.102, -65.593)|
|Villazón, Potosí||Bolivia||47 km||(-22.087, -65.594)|
|Santa Catalina, JY||Argentina||60 km||(-21.945, -66.052)|
|Iruya, SA||Argentina||74 km||(-22.792, -65.217)|
|El Aguilar, JY||Argentina||86 km||(-23.216, -65.680)|
|Santa Victoria, SA||Argentina||92 km||(-22.251, -64.965)|
|Humahuaca, JY||Argentina||97 km||(-23.205, -65.350)|
|Tupiza, Potosí||Bolivia||112 km||(-21.443, -65.719)|
Coordinates: 22.4501° N 114.1688° E
Coordinates: 22.7205° S 65.697° 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 Tai Po
The DMS coordinates are: 22°27'0.3'' N 114°10'7.6'' E .
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = 22.45007°
LngO = 114.16877°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = -22.45007°
Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = 114.16877 - 180° = -65.83123°
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 Tai Po is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-22.45007, -65.83123)
In DMS format: 22°27'0.3'' N 114°10'7.6'' E .