The opposite side of the world to Sohar is Adamstown, Pitcairn.
Coordinates: 24.347, 56.709
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -24.347, -123.291
Adamstown is the closest city to Sohar's antipodal point (694 km).
The antipodal city to Sohar is Adamstown. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Sohar is Adamstown.
The distance from Sohar to Adamstown is about 19,000 kilometers. A direct flight would take around 21 hours, but there aren't commercial routes between these cities.
This table contains the populated locations that are closest to Sohar's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Sohar.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Adamstown||Pitcairn||694 km||(-25.066, -130.101)|
|Rikitea, Îles Tuamotu-Gambier||French Polynesia||1,198 km||(-23.123, -134.969)|
|Hanga Roa, Valparaíso||Chile||1,425 km||(-27.153, -109.424)|
|Tapuarava, Îles Tuamotu-Gambier||French Polynesia||1,512 km||(-18.466, -136.463)|
|Atuona, Îles Marquises||French Polynesia||2,320 km||(-9.803, -139.042)|
|Taiohae, Îles Marquises||French Polynesia||2,471 km||(-8.911, -140.100)|
|Mataura||French Polynesia||2,667 km||(-23.347, -149.485)|
|Tautira, Îles du Vent||French Polynesia||2,781 km||(-17.747, -149.161)|
|Pueu, Îles du Vent||French Polynesia||2,788 km||(-17.738, -149.224)|
|Teahupoo, Îles du Vent||French Polynesia||2,788 km||(-17.846, -149.267)|
Coordinates: 24.3475° N 56.7094° E
Coordinates: 25.066° S 130.1015° W
The antipode can be calculated by understanding the geographic coordinates and applying simple formulas. We will use the following variables:
Step 1: Obtain the geographic coordinates of Sohar
The DMS coordinates are: 24°20'50.8'' N 56°42'33.7'' E .
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = 24.34745°
LngO = 56.70937°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = -24.34745°
Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = 56.70937 - 180° = -123.29063°
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 Sohar is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-24.34745, -123.29063)
In DMS format: 24°20'50.8'' N 56°42'33.7'' E .