Antipode of Pouembout, New Caledonia

The opposite side of the world to Pouembout is Akjoujt, Inchiri, Mauritania.


New Caledonia

Continent: Oceania

Coordinates: -21.133, 164.900

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: Oceania

Coordinates: 21.133, -15.100



Akjoujt is the closest city to Pouembout's antipodal point (171 km).

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

The distance from Pouembout to Akjoujt 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 Pouembout

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

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
Akjoujt, Inchiri Mauritania 171 km (19.747, -14.385)
Imlili, Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab Morocco 177 km (22.656, -15.607)
Nouadhibou, Dakhlet Nouadhibou Mauritania 203 km (20.942, -17.038)
Atar, Adrar Mauritania 224 km (20.518, -13.049)
Chingueṭṭi, Adrar Mauritania 295 km (20.463, -12.362)
Dakhla Western Sahara 296 km (23.685, -15.958)
Zouerate, Tiris Zemmour Mauritania 324 km (22.735, -12.471)
Dar Naim, Nouakchott Nord Mauritania 346 km (18.108, -15.927)
Tevragh Zeina, Nouakchott Ouest Mauritania 349 km (18.099, -15.988)
Nouakchott Mauritania 350 km (18.086, -15.979)

Pouembout, New Caledonia

Local time:

Coordinates: 21.1333° S 164.9° E

Akjoujt, Mauritania

Local time:

Coordinates: 19.7466° N 14.3853° 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 Pouembout

The DMS coordinates are: 21°7'60'' S 164°54'0'' E .

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = -21.13333°

LngO = 164.9°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = 21.13333°

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = 164.9 - 180° = -15.1°

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 Pouembout is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (21.13333, -15.1)

In DMS format: 21°7'60'' S 164°54'0'' E .

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