The opposite side of the world to Tulagi is Bubaque, Bolama, Guinea-Bissau.
Coordinates: -9.103, 160.151
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: 9.103, -19.849
Bubaque is the closest city to Tulagi's antipodal point (502 km).
The antipodal city to Tulagi is Bubaque. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Tulagi is Bubaque.
The distance from Tulagi to Bubaque 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 Tulagi's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Tulagi.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Bubaque, Bolama||Guinea-Bissau||502 km||(11.283, -15.833)|
|Oussouye, Ziguinchor||Senegal||520 km||(12.485, -16.547)|
|Canchungo, Cacheu||Guinea-Bissau||531 km||(12.067, -16.033)|
|Cacheu||Guinea-Bissau||534 km||(12.274, -16.165)|
|Quinhameli, Biombo||Guinea-Bissau||535 km||(11.887, -15.856)|
|Tionk Essil, Ziguinchor||Senegal||546 km||(12.786, -16.522)|
|Ziguinchor||Senegal||548 km||(12.568, -16.273)|
|Bolama||Guinea-Bissau||552 km||(11.577, -15.476)|
|Bissau||Guinea-Bissau||557 km||(11.864, -15.598)|
|Catió, Tombali||Guinea-Bissau||558 km||(11.283, -15.255)|
Coordinates: 9.1031° S 160.1506° E
Coordinates: 11.2833° N 15.8333° 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 Tulagi
The DMS coordinates are: 9°6'11'' S 160°9'2'' E .
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = -9.10306°
LngO = 160.15056°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = 9.10306°
Since the latitude is negative (south direction), the antipode must be positive (north direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = 160.15056 - 180° = -19.84944°
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 Tulagi is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (9.10306, -19.84944)
In DMS format: 9°6'11'' S 160°9'2'' E .