Antipode of Lima, Peru

The opposite side of the world to Lima is Khlong Yai, Trat, Thailand.

Lima

Peru

Continent: South America

Coordinates: -12.043, -77.028

Antipodal point

Cambodia

Continent: Asia

Coordinates: 12.043, 102.972

Khlong Yai

Thailand

Khlong Yai is the closest city to Lima's antipodal point (31 km).

The antipodal city to Lima is Khlong Yai. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Lima is Khlong Yai.

The distance from Lima to Khlong Yai 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 Lima

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

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
Khlong Yai, Trat Thailand 31 km (11.776, 102.886)
Veal Veaeng, Pursat Cambodia 32 km (12.305, 103.102)
Mondul Seima, Koh Kong Cambodia 46 km (11.624, 102.950)
Koh Kong Cambodia 47 km (11.615, 102.984)
Bak Khlang, Koh Kong Cambodia 52 km (11.569, 102.955)
Trat Thailand 54 km (12.244, 102.515)
Smach Mean Chey, Koh Kong Cambodia 55 km (11.547, 103.036)
Ko Kut, Trat Thailand 63 km (11.659, 102.542)
Laem Ngop, Trat Thailand 64 km (12.172, 102.395)
Samlout, Battambang Cambodia 65 km (12.617, 102.859)

Lima, Peru

Local time:

Coordinates: 12.0432° S 77.0282° W

Khlong Yai, Thailand

Local time:

Coordinates: 11.7765° N 102.8857° 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 Lima

The DMS coordinates are: 12°2'35.4'' S 77°1'41.7'' W.

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = -12.04318°

LngO = -77.02824°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = 12.04318°

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = -77.02824 + 180° = 102.97176°

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.

Result:

The antipode of Lima is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (12.04318, 102.97176)

In DMS format: 12°2'35.4'' S 77°1'41.7'' W.

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