The opposite side of the world to Vigo is Dobson, West Coast, New Zealand.
Coordinates: 42.233, -8.723
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -42.233, 171.277
Dobson is the closest city to Vigo's antipodal point (24 km).
The antipodal city to Vigo is Dobson. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Vigo is Dobson.
The distance from Vigo to Dobson 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 Vigo's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Vigo.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Dobson, West Coast||New Zealand||24 km||(-42.450, 171.300)|
|Greymouth, West Coast||New Zealand||27 km||(-42.467, 171.200)|
|Reefton, West Coast||New Zealand||50 km||(-42.117, 171.867)|
|Gloriavale Christian Church, West Coast||New Zealand||54 km||(-42.606, 171.703)|
|Hokitika, West Coast||New Zealand||60 km||(-42.717, 170.967)|
|Westport, West Coast||New Zealand||60 km||(-41.753, 171.604)|
|Arthur’s Pass, Canterbury||New Zealand||83 km||(-42.950, 171.567)|
|Murchison, Tasman||New Zealand||100 km||(-41.800, 172.333)|
|Hanmer Springs, Canterbury||New Zealand||131 km||(-42.517, 172.817)|
|Oxford, Canterbury||New Zealand||140 km||(-43.300, 172.183)|
Coordinates: 42.2328° N 8.7226° W
Coordinates: 42.45° S 171.3° E
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 Vigo
The DMS coordinates are: 42°13'58.2'' N 8°43'21.5'' W.
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = 42.23282°
LngO = -8.72264°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = -42.23282°
Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = -8.72264 + 180° = 171.27736°
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 Vigo is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-42.23282, 171.27736)
In DMS format: 42°13'58.2'' N 8°43'21.5'' W.