Antipode of Ta’if, Saudi Arabia

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


Saudi Arabia

Continent: Asia

Coordinates: 21.270, 40.416

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: Asia

Coordinates: -21.270, -139.584


French Polynesia

Tapuarava is the closest city to Ta’if's antipodal point (451 km).

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

The distance from Ta’if 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 Ta’if

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

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
Tapuarava, Îles Tuamotu-Gambier French Polynesia 451 km (-18.466, -136.463)
Rikitea, Îles Tuamotu-Gambier French Polynesia 518 km (-23.123, -134.969)
Mataura French Polynesia 1,045 km (-23.347, -149.485)
Adamstown Pitcairn 1,058 km (-25.066, -130.101)
Tautira, Îles du Vent French Polynesia 1,078 km (-17.747, -149.161)
Teahupoo, Îles du Vent French Polynesia 1,084 km (-17.846, -149.267)
Pueu, Îles du Vent French Polynesia 1,084 km (-17.738, -149.224)
Vairao, Îles du Vent French Polynesia 1,088 km (-17.783, -149.283)
Tohautu, Îles du Vent French Polynesia 1,093 km (-17.761, -149.317)
Afaahiti French Polynesia 1,094 km (-17.744, -149.324)

Ta’if, Saudi Arabia

Local time:

Coordinates: 21.2703° N 40.4158° 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 Ta’if

The DMS coordinates are: 21°16'13'' N 40°24'57'' E .

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = 21.27028°

LngO = 40.41583°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = -21.27028°

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = 40.41583 - 180° = -139.58417°

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 Ta’if is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-21.27028, -139.58417)

In DMS format: 21°16'13'' N 40°24'57'' E .

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