Antipode of Saint-Louis, Senegal

The opposite side of the world to Saint-Louis is Luganville, Sanma, Vanuatu.



Continent: Africa

Coordinates: 16.018, -16.490

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: Africa

Coordinates: -16.018, 163.510



Luganville is the closest city to Saint-Louis's antipodal point (395 km).

The antipodal city to Saint-Louis is Luganville. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Saint-Louis is Luganville.

The distance from Saint-Louis to Luganville 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 Saint-Louis

This table contains the populated locations that are closest to Saint-Louis' antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Saint-Louis.

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
Luganville, Sanma Vanuatu 395 km (-15.520, 167.162)
Port-Olry, Sanma Vanuatu 397 km (-15.042, 167.073)
Wala, North Province New Caledonia 409 km (-19.712, 163.647)
Norsup, Malampa Vanuatu 416 km (-16.065, 167.397)
Lakatoro, Malampa Vanuatu 418 km (-16.100, 167.416)
Poum, North Province New Caledonia 470 km (-20.233, 164.017)
Saratamata, Penama Vanuatu 485 km (-15.290, 167.967)
Ouégoa, North Province New Caledonia 489 km (-20.350, 164.433)
Sola, Torba Vanuatu 495 km (-13.876, 167.552)
Pouébo, North Province New Caledonia 498 km (-20.400, 164.567)

Saint-Louis, Senegal

Local time:

Coordinates: 16.0179° N 16.4896° W

Luganville, Vanuatu

Local time:

Coordinates: 15.5199° S 167.1624° E

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 Saint-Louis

The DMS coordinates are: 16°1'4.5'' N 16°29'22.6'' W.

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = 16.01793°

LngO = -16.48962°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = -16.01793°

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = -16.48962 + 180° = 163.51038°

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 Saint-Louis is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-16.01793, 163.51038)

In DMS format: 16°1'4.5'' N 16°29'22.6'' W.

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