Antipode of Nieuw Nickerie, Suriname

The opposite side of the world to Nieuw Nickerie is Pasar Wajo, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Nieuw Nickerie

Suriname

Continent: South America

Coordinates: 5.926, -56.973

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: South America

Coordinates: -5.926, 123.027

Pasar Wajo

Indonesia

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.

Cities on the other side of the world of Nieuw Nickerie

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)

Nieuw Nickerie, Suriname

Local time:

Coordinates: 5.9261° N 56.973° W

Pasar Wajo, Indonesia

Local time:

Coordinates: 5.4957° S 122.8447° E

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 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.

Result:

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.

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