Antipode of Païta, New Caledonia

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


New Caledonia

Continent: Oceania

Coordinates: -22.131, 166.357

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: Oceania

Coordinates: 22.131, -13.643



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.

Cities on the other side of the world of Païta

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
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)

Païta, New Caledonia

Local time:

Coordinates: 22.1311° S 166.3572° E

Zouerate, Mauritania

Local time:

Coordinates: 22.7354° N 12.4713° 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 Païta

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

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = -22.13105°

LngO = 166.35717°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = 22.13105°

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = 166.35717 - 180° = -13.64283°

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 Païta is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (22.13105, -13.64283)

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

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