Antipode of Abū ‘Arīsh, Saudi Arabia

The opposite side of the world to Abū ‘Arīsh is Tapuarava, Îles Tuamotu-Gambier, French Polynesia.

Abū ‘Arīsh

Saudi Arabia

Continent: Asia

Coordinates: 16.969, 42.833

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: Asia

Coordinates: -16.969, -137.167


French Polynesia

Tapuarava is the closest city to Abū ‘Arīsh's antipodal point (182 km).

The antipodal city to Abū ‘Arīsh is Tapuarava. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Abū ‘Arīsh is Tapuarava.

The distance from Abū ‘Arīsh to Tapuarava 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 Abū ‘Arīsh

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

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
Tapuarava, Îles Tuamotu-Gambier French Polynesia 182 km (-18.466, -136.463)
Rikitea, Îles Tuamotu-Gambier French Polynesia 719 km (-23.123, -134.969)
Atuona, Îles Marquises French Polynesia 818 km (-9.803, -139.042)
Taiohae, Îles Marquises French Polynesia 946 km (-8.911, -140.100)
Adamstown Pitcairn 1,158 km (-25.066, -130.101)
Tautira, Îles du Vent French Polynesia 1,277 km (-17.747, -149.161)
Pueu, Îles du Vent French Polynesia 1,284 km (-17.738, -149.224)
Teahupoo, Îles du Vent French Polynesia 1,289 km (-17.846, -149.267)
Vairao, Îles du Vent French Polynesia 1,290 km (-17.783, -149.283)
Hitiaa French Polynesia 1,292 km (-17.600, -149.300)

Abū ‘Arīsh, Saudi Arabia

Local time:

Coordinates: 16.9689° N 42.8325° E

Tapuarava, French Polynesia

Local time:

Coordinates: 18.4665° S 136.4633° 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 Abū ‘Arīsh

The DMS coordinates are: 16°58'7.9'' N 42°49'57'' E .

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = 16.96887°

LngO = 42.83251°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = -16.96887°

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = 42.83251 - 180° = -137.16749°

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 Abū ‘Arīsh is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-16.96887, -137.16749)

In DMS format: 16°58'7.9'' N 42°49'57'' E .

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