The opposite side of the world to Louga is Port-Olry, Sanma, Vanuatu.
Coordinates: 15.619, -16.224
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -15.619, 163.776
Port-Olry is the closest city to Louga's antipodal point (360 km).
The antipodal city to Louga is Port-Olry. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Louga is Port-Olry.
The distance from Louga to Port-Olry is about 20,000 kilometers. A direct flight would take around 22 hours, but there aren't commercial routes between these cities.
This table contains the populated locations that are closest to Louga's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Louga.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Port-Olry, Sanma||Vanuatu||360 km||(-15.042, 167.073)|
|Luganville, Sanma||Vanuatu||363 km||(-15.520, 167.162)|
|Norsup, Malampa||Vanuatu||391 km||(-16.065, 167.397)|
|Lakatoro, Malampa||Vanuatu||394 km||(-16.100, 167.416)|
|Sola, Torba||Vanuatu||450 km||(-13.876, 167.552)|
|Saratamata, Penama||Vanuatu||451 km||(-15.290, 167.967)|
|Wala, North Province||New Caledonia||453 km||(-19.712, 163.647)|
|Poum, North Province||New Caledonia||511 km||(-20.233, 164.017)|
|Ouégoa, North Province||New Caledonia||528 km||(-20.350, 164.433)|
|Port-Vila, Shefa||Vanuatu||538 km||(-17.736, 168.314)|
Coordinates: 15.6187° N 16.2244° W
Coordinates: 15.0418° S 167.0727° E
The antipode can be calculated by understanding the geographic coordinates and applying simple formulas. We will use the following variables:
Step 1: Obtain the geographic coordinates of Louga
The DMS coordinates are: 15°37'7.2'' N 16°13'27.7'' W.
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = 15.61867°
LngO = -16.22436°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = -15.61867°
Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = -16.22436 + 180° = 163.77564°
Since the longitude is negative, we sum 180° to ensure the final value lies between (-180, 180). If it were the other way around, we would subtract 180° for the same reason.
The antipode of Louga is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-15.61867, 163.77564)
In DMS format: 15°37'7.2'' N 16°13'27.7'' W.