Antipode of Al-`Ula, Saudi Arabia

The opposite side of the world to Al-`Ula is Rikitea, Îles Tuamotu-Gambier, French Polynesia.


Saudi Arabia

Continent: Asia

Coordinates: 26.609, 37.923

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: Asia

Coordinates: -26.609, -142.077


French Polynesia

Rikitea is the closest city to Al-`Ula's antipodal point (815 km).

The antipodal city to Al-`Ula is Rikitea. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Al-`Ula is Rikitea.

The distance from Al-`Ula to Rikitea is about 19,000 kilometers. A direct flight would take around 21 hours, but there aren't commercial routes between these cities.

Cities on the other side of the world of Al-`Ula

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

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
Rikitea, Îles Tuamotu-Gambier French Polynesia 815 km (-23.123, -134.969)
Mataura French Polynesia 830 km (-23.347, -149.485)
Avera, Îles Australes French Polynesia 1,045 km (-22.478, -151.351)
Moerai, Îles Australes French Polynesia 1,045 km (-22.451, -151.342)
Tapuarava, Îles Tuamotu-Gambier French Polynesia 1,070 km (-18.466, -136.463)
Adamstown Pitcairn 1,212 km (-25.066, -130.101)
Teahupoo, Îles du Vent French Polynesia 1,220 km (-17.846, -149.267)
Tautira, Îles du Vent French Polynesia 1,223 km (-17.747, -149.161)
Vairao, Îles du Vent French Polynesia 1,227 km (-17.783, -149.283)
Pueu, Îles du Vent French Polynesia 1,227 km (-17.738, -149.224)

Al-`Ula, Saudi Arabia

Local time:

Coordinates: 26.6085° N 37.9232° E

Rikitea, French Polynesia

Local time:

Coordinates: 23.1232° S 134.9686° 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 Al-`Ula

The DMS coordinates are: 26°36'30.7'' N 37°55'23.4'' E .

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = 26.60853°

LngO = 37.92316°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = -26.60853°

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = 37.92316 - 180° = -142.07684°

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 Al-`Ula is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-26.60853, -142.07684)

In DMS format: 26°36'30.7'' N 37°55'23.4'' E .

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