Antipode of Zouerate, Mauritania

The opposite side of the world to Zouerate is Vao, South Province, New Caledonia.



Continent: Africa

Coordinates: 22.735, -12.471

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: Africa

Coordinates: -22.735, 167.529


New Caledonia

Vao is the closest city to Zouerate's antipodal point (8 km).

The antipodal city to Zouerate is Vao. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Zouerate is Vao.

The distance from Zouerate to Vao 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 Zouerate

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

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
Vao, South Province New Caledonia 8 km (-22.666, 167.496)
Yaté-Barrage New Caledonia 93 km (-22.150, 166.883)
Mont-Dore, South Province New Caledonia 112 km (-22.263, 166.566)
Nouméa, South Province New Caledonia 122 km (-22.274, 166.449)
Dumbéa, South Province New Caledonia 128 km (-22.158, 166.457)
Tadine, Loyalty Islands New Caledonia 136 km (-21.548, 167.880)
Païta, South Province New Caledonia 138 km (-22.131, 166.357)
Bouloupari, South Province New Caledonia 180 km (-21.862, 166.051)
Thio, South Province New Caledonia 183 km (-21.617, 166.217)
Wé, Loyalty Islands New Caledonia 203 km (-20.917, 167.265)

Zouerate, Mauritania

Local time:

Coordinates: 22.7354° N 12.4713° W

Vao, New Caledonia

Local time:

Coordinates: 22.6665° S 167.4963° E

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 Zouerate

The DMS coordinates are: 22°44'7.5'' N 12°28'16.8'' W.

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = 22.73542°

LngO = -12.47134°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = -22.73542°

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = -12.47134 + 180° = 167.52866°

Since the longitude is negative, we sum 180° to ensure the final value lies between (-180, 180). If it were the other way around, we would subtract 180° for the same reason.


The antipode of Zouerate is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-22.73542, 167.52866)

In DMS format: 22°44'7.5'' N 12°28'16.8'' W.

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