The opposite side of the world to Malango is Oussouye, Ziguinchor, Senegal.
Coordinates: -9.695, 159.717
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: 9.695, -20.283
Oussouye is the closest city to Malango's antipodal point (512 km).
The antipodal city to Malango is Oussouye. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Malango is Oussouye.
The distance from Malango to Oussouye 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 Malango's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Malango.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Oussouye, Ziguinchor||Senegal||512 km||(12.485, -16.547)|
|Bubaque, Bolama||Guinea-Bissau||518 km||(11.283, -15.833)|
|Cacheu||Guinea-Bissau||533 km||(12.274, -16.165)|
|Canchungo, Cacheu||Guinea-Bissau||534 km||(12.067, -16.033)|
|Tionk Essil, Ziguinchor||Senegal||534 km||(12.786, -16.522)|
|Quinhameli, Biombo||Guinea-Bissau||541 km||(11.887, -15.856)|
|Ziguinchor||Senegal||541 km||(12.568, -16.273)|
|Gunjur, Western||Gambia||548 km||(13.202, -16.734)|
|Brikama, Western||Gambia||560 km||(13.271, -16.649)|
|Bignona, Ziguinchor||Senegal||561 km||(12.810, -16.226)|
Coordinates: 9.6952° S 159.7173° E
Coordinates: 12.485° N 16.5469° 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 Malango
The DMS coordinates are: 9°41'42.8'' S 159°43'2.4'' E .
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = -9.69523°
LngO = 159.71734°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = 9.69523°
Since the latitude is negative (south direction), the antipode must be positive (north direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = 159.71734 - 180° = -20.28266°
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 Malango is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (9.69523, -20.28266)
In DMS format: 9°41'42.8'' S 159°43'2.4'' E .