The opposite side of the world to Takamaka is Atuona, Îles Marquises, French Polynesia.
Coordinates: -4.767, 55.500
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: 4.767, -124.500
Atuona is the closest city to Takamaka's antipodal point (2,280 km).
The antipodal city to Takamaka is Atuona. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Takamaka is Atuona.
The distance from Takamaka to Atuona is about 18,000 kilometers. A direct flight would take around 20 hours, but there aren't commercial routes between these cities.
This table contains the populated locations that are closest to Takamaka's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Takamaka.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Atuona, Îles Marquises||French Polynesia||2,280 km||(-9.803, -139.042)|
|Taiohae, Îles Marquises||French Polynesia||2,299 km||(-8.911, -140.100)|
|Cabo San Lucas, BCS||Mexico||2,546 km||(22.891, -109.912)|
|Colonia del Sol, BCS||Mexico||2,547 km||(22.913, -109.927)|
|Las Palmas, BCS||Mexico||2,548 km||(22.937, -109.942)|
|El Tezal, BCS||Mexico||2,549 km||(22.904, -109.892)|
|El Pescadero, BCS||Mexico||2,570 km||(23.364, -110.168)|
|Todos Santos, BCS||Mexico||2,574 km||(23.447, -110.223)|
|San José del Cabo, BCS||Mexico||2,575 km||(23.059, -109.698)|
|La Playa, BCS||Mexico||2,577 km||(23.064, -109.668)|
Coordinates: 4.7667° S 55.5° E
Coordinates: 9.8034° S 139.042° W
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 Takamaka
The DMS coordinates are: 4°46'0'' S 55°30'0'' E .
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = -4.76667°
LngO = 55.5°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = 4.76667°
Since the latitude is negative (south direction), the antipode must be positive (north direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = 55.5 - 180° = -124.5°
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 Takamaka is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (4.76667, -124.5)
In DMS format: 4°46'0'' S 55°30'0'' E .