Antipode of Taro, Solomon Islands

The opposite side of the world to Taro is Cidade Velha, Ribeira Grande de Santiago, Cabo Verde.


Solomon Islands

Continent: Oceania

Coordinates: -6.711, 156.397

Antipodal point

North Atlantic Ocean

Exact location on the other side of the world

Coordinates: 6.711, -23.603

Cidade Velha

Cabo Verde

Cidade Velha is the closest city to Taro's antipodal point (908 km).

The antipodal city to Taro is Cidade Velha. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Taro is Cidade Velha.

The distance from Taro to Cidade Velha is about 19,000 kilometers. A direct flight would take around 21 hours, but there aren't commercial routes between these cities.

Cities on the other side of the world of Taro

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

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
Cidade Velha, Ribeira Grande de Santiago Cabo Verde 908 km (14.915, -23.605)
Cova Figueira, Santa Catarina do Fogo Cabo Verde 908 km (14.891, -24.293)
Praia Cabo Verde 909 km (14.932, -23.513)
Nova Sintra, Brava Cabo Verde 911 km (14.871, -24.696)
São Filipe Cabo Verde 911 km (14.896, -24.496)
São Domingos Cabo Verde 920 km (15.024, -23.563)
Igreja, Mosteiros Cabo Verde 924 km (15.033, -24.333)
João Teves, São Lourenço dos Órgãos Cabo Verde 924 km (15.067, -23.589)
Picos, São Salvador do Mundo Cabo Verde 926 km (15.084, -23.632)
Assomada, Santa Catarina Cabo Verde 928 km (15.100, -23.683)

Taro, Solomon Islands

Local time:

Coordinates: 6.7111° S 156.3972° E

Cidade Velha, Cabo Verde

Local time:

Coordinates: 14.9153° N 23.6053° 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 Taro

The DMS coordinates are: 6°42'40'' S 156°23'50'' E .

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = -6.71111°

LngO = 156.39722°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = 6.71111°

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = 156.39722 - 180° = -23.60278°

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 Taro is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (6.71111, -23.60278)

In DMS format: 6°42'40'' S 156°23'50'' E .

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