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The opposite side of the world to Païta is **Zouerate, Tiris Zemmour, Mauritania**.

New Caledonia

Continent: Oceania

Coordinates: -22.131, 166.357

Opposite side in the world

Continent: Oceania

Coordinates: 22.131, -13.643

Mauritania

Zouerate is the closest city to Païta's antipodal point (138 km).

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

The distance from Païta to Zouerate 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 Païta's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Païta.

City | Country | Distance from antipode | Coordinates |
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Zouerate, Tiris Zemmour | Mauritania | 138 km | (22.735, -12.471) |

Atar, Adrar | Mauritania | 189 km | (20.518, -13.049) |

Imlili, Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab | Morocco | 210 km | (22.656, -15.607) |

Chingueṭṭi, Adrar | Mauritania | 228 km | (20.463, -12.362) |

Akjoujt, Inchiri | Mauritania | 275 km | (19.747, -14.385) |

Dakhla | Western Sahara | 293 km | (23.685, -15.958) |

Gueltat Zemmour, Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra | Morocco | 358 km | (25.143, -12.372) |

Nouadhibou, Dakhlet Nouadhibou | Mauritania | 376 km | (20.942, -17.038) |

Tidjikja, Tagant | Mauritania | 458 km | (18.556, -11.427) |

Dar Naim, Nouakchott Nord | Mauritania | 505 km | (18.108, -15.927) |

Local time:

Coordinates: 22.1311° S 166.3572° E

Local time:

Coordinates: 22.7354° N 12.4713° W

The antipode can be calculated by understanding the geographic coordinates and applying simple formulas. We will use the following variables:

*Lat*: Latitude at the origin point._{O}*Lng*: Longitude at the origin point._{O}*Lat*: Latitude at the antipodal point._{A}*Lng*: Longitude at the antipodal point._{A}

Step 1: Obtain the geographic coordinates of Païta

The DMS coordinates are: 22°7'51.8'' S 166°21'25.8'' E .

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

*Lat _{O}*

*Lng _{O}*

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

*Lat _{A}*

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

*Lng _{A}*

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.

Result:

The antipode of Païta is located on coordinates: (*Lat _{A}*,

In DMS format: 22°7'51.8'' S 166°21'25.8'' E .