Antipode of Najran, Saudi Arabia

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


Saudi Arabia

Continent: Asia

Coordinates: 17.493, 44.128

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: Asia

Coordinates: -17.493, -135.872


French Polynesia

Tapuarava is the closest city to Najran's antipodal point (125 km).

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

The distance from Najran 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 Najran

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

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
Tapuarava, Îles Tuamotu-Gambier French Polynesia 125 km (-18.466, -136.463)
Rikitea, Îles Tuamotu-Gambier French Polynesia 630 km (-23.123, -134.969)
Atuona, Îles Marquises French Polynesia 917 km (-9.803, -139.042)
Adamstown Pitcairn 1,030 km (-25.066, -130.101)
Taiohae, Îles Marquises French Polynesia 1,054 km (-8.911, -140.100)
Tautira, Îles du Vent French Polynesia 1,410 km (-17.747, -149.161)
Pueu, Îles du Vent French Polynesia 1,417 km (-17.738, -149.224)
Teahupoo, Îles du Vent French Polynesia 1,421 km (-17.846, -149.267)
Vairao, Îles du Vent French Polynesia 1,423 km (-17.783, -149.283)
Hitiaa French Polynesia 1,425 km (-17.600, -149.300)

Najran, Saudi Arabia

Local time:

Coordinates: 17.4933° N 44.1277° 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 Najran

The DMS coordinates are: 17°29'35.7'' N 44°7'39.6'' E .

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = 17.49326°

LngO = 44.12766°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = -17.49326°

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = 44.12766 - 180° = -135.87234°

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 Najran is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-17.49326, -135.87234)

In DMS format: 17°29'35.7'' N 44°7'39.6'' E .

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