Antipode of Luang Namtha, Laos

The opposite side of the world to Luang Namtha is San Juan, Ica, Peru.

Luang Namtha


Continent: Asia

Coordinates: 20.949, 101.402

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: Asia

Coordinates: -20.949, -78.598

San Juan


San Juan is the closest city to Luang Namtha's antipodal point (717 km).

The antipodal city to Luang Namtha is San Juan. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Luang Namtha is San Juan.

The distance from Luang Namtha to San Juan is about 19,000 kilometers. A direct flight would take around 21 hours, but there aren't commercial routes between these cities.

Cities on the other side of the world of Luang Namtha

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

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
San Juan, Ica Peru 717 km (-15.365, -75.162)
Atiquipa, Arequipa Peru 725 km (-15.796, -74.364)
Chala, Arequipa Peru 726 km (-15.866, -74.247)
Yauca, Arequipa Peru 726 km (-15.661, -74.527)
Minas de Marcona, Ica Peru 734 km (-15.212, -75.110)
Atico, Arequipa Peru 742 km (-16.209, -73.622)
Acarí, Arequipa Peru 743 km (-15.424, -74.614)
Achanizo, Arequipa Peru 751 km (-15.806, -73.967)
Tocota, Arequipa Peru 755 km (-15.659, -74.091)
La Planchada, Arequipa Peru 758 km (-16.401, -73.222)

Luang Namtha, Laos

Local time:

Coordinates: 20.9486° N 101.4019° E

San Juan, Peru

Local time:

Coordinates: 15.3653° S 75.1622° 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 Luang Namtha

The DMS coordinates are: 20°56'55'' N 101°24'6.8'' E .

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = 20.9486°

LngO = 101.40188°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = -20.9486°

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = 101.40188 - 180° = -78.59812°

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 Luang Namtha is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-20.9486, -78.59812)

In DMS format: 20°56'55'' N 101°24'6.8'' E .

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