The opposite side of the world to Nieuw Nickerie is Pasar Wajo, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Continent: South America
Coordinates: 5.926, -56.973
Opposite side in the world
Continent: South America
Coordinates: -5.926, 123.027
Pasar Wajo is the closest city to Nieuw Nickerie's antipodal point (52 km).
The antipodal city to Nieuw Nickerie is Pasar Wajo. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Nieuw Nickerie is Pasar Wajo.
The distance from Nieuw Nickerie to Pasar Wajo 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 Nieuw Nickerie's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Nieuw Nickerie.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Pasar Wajo, Southeast Sulawesi||Indonesia||52 km||(-5.496, 122.845)|
|Batauga, Southeast Sulawesi||Indonesia||61 km||(-5.588, 122.596)|
|Wanci, Southeast Sulawesi||Indonesia||87 km||(-5.327, 123.539)|
|Labungkari, Southeast Sulawesi||Indonesia||90 km||(-5.263, 122.551)|
|Lasehao, Southeast Sulawesi||Indonesia||118 km||(-5.007, 122.494)|
|Katabu, Southeast Sulawesi||Indonesia||123 km||(-4.933, 122.517)|
|Buranga, Southeast Sulawesi||Indonesia||125 km||(-4.801, 122.983)|
|Raha, Southeast Sulawesi||Indonesia||125 km||(-4.838, 122.721)|
|Laworo, Southeast Sulawesi||Indonesia||138 km||(-4.783, 122.525)|
|Rumbia, Southeast Sulawesi||Indonesia||183 km||(-4.628, 122.005)|
Coordinates: 5.9261° N 56.973° W
Coordinates: 5.4957° S 122.8447° 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 Nieuw Nickerie
The DMS coordinates are: 5°55'33.8'' N 56°58'22.7'' W.
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = 5.92606°
LngO = -56.97297°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = -5.92606°
Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = -56.97297 + 180° = 123.02703°
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 Nieuw Nickerie is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-5.92606, 123.02703)
In DMS format: 5°55'33.8'' N 56°58'22.7'' W.