The opposite side of the world to Georgetown is Ujae, Ujae Atoll, Marshall Islands.
Coordinates: -7.929, -14.412
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: 7.929, 165.588
Ujae is the closest city to Georgetown's antipodal point (113 km).
The antipodal city to Georgetown is Ujae. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Georgetown is Ujae.
The distance from Georgetown to Ujae 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 Georgetown's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Georgetown.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Ujae, Ujae Atoll||Marshall Islands||113 km||(8.932, 165.764)|
|Lae, Lae Atoll||Marshall Islands||133 km||(8.922, 166.263)|
|Lib, Lib Island||Marshall Islands||202 km||(8.312, 167.377)|
|Wotho, Wotho Atoll||Marshall Islands||252 km||(10.166, 166.010)|
|Ebaye, Kwajalein Atoll||Marshall Islands||255 km||(8.775, 167.739)|
|Loen, Namu Atoll||Marshall Islands||292 km||(7.760, 168.231)|
|Airuk, Ailinglaplap Atoll||Marshall Islands||364 km||(7.277, 168.820)|
|Jabat, Jabat Island||Marshall Islands||374 km||(7.750, 168.975)|
|Namdrik, Namdrik Atoll||Marshall Islands||379 km||(5.599, 168.103)|
|Rongelap, Rongelap Atoll||Marshall Islands||385 km||(11.164, 166.894)|
Coordinates: 7.9286° S 14.4119° W
Coordinates: 8.9322° N 165.7642° E
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 Georgetown
The DMS coordinates are: 7°55'43'' S 14°24'43'' W.
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = -7.92861°
LngO = -14.41194°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = 7.92861°
Since the latitude is negative (south direction), the antipode must be positive (north direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = -14.41194 + 180° = 165.58806°
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.
The antipode of Georgetown is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (7.92861, 165.58806)
In DMS format: 7°55'43'' S 14°24'43'' W.