Antipode of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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


Saudi Arabia

Continent: Asia

Coordinates: 21.490, 39.186

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: Asia

Coordinates: -21.490, -140.814


French Polynesia

Tapuarava is the closest city to Jeddah's antipodal point (565 km).

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

The distance from Jeddah to Tapuarava is about 19,000 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 Jeddah

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

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
Tapuarava, Îles Tuamotu-Gambier French Polynesia 565 km (-18.466, -136.463)
Rikitea, Îles Tuamotu-Gambier French Polynesia 629 km (-23.123, -134.969)
Mataura French Polynesia 916 km (-23.347, -149.485)
Tautira, Îles du Vent French Polynesia 968 km (-17.747, -149.161)
Teahupoo, Îles du Vent French Polynesia 974 km (-17.846, -149.267)
Pueu, Îles du Vent French Polynesia 975 km (-17.738, -149.224)
Vairao, Îles du Vent French Polynesia 978 km (-17.783, -149.283)
Tohautu, Îles du Vent French Polynesia 983 km (-17.761, -149.317)
Afaahiti French Polynesia 984 km (-17.744, -149.324)
Faone, Îles du Vent French Polynesia 986 km (-17.669, -149.309)

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Local time:

Coordinates: 21.4901° N 39.1862° 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 Jeddah

The DMS coordinates are: 21°29'24.4'' N 39°11'10.5'' E .

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = 21.49012°

LngO = 39.18624°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = -21.49012°

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = 39.18624 - 180° = -140.81376°

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 Jeddah is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-21.49012, -140.81376)

In DMS format: 21°29'24.4'' N 39°11'10.5'' E .

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