The opposite side of the world to Kolonga is Tamanrasset, Algeria.
Coordinates: -21.133, -175.067
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: 21.133, 4.933
Tamanrasset is the closest city to Kolonga's antipodal point (193 km).
The antipodal city to Kolonga is Tamanrasset. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Kolonga is Tamanrasset.
The distance from Kolonga to Tamanrasset 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 Kolonga's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Kolonga.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Tamanrasset||Algeria||193 km||(22.785, 5.523)|
|Arlit, Agadez||Niger||369 km||(18.737, 7.385)|
|Ti-n-Essako, Kidal||Mali||392 km||(18.451, 2.488)|
|Abeïbara, Kidal||Mali||401 km||(19.117, 1.750)|
|Tessalit, Kidal||Mali||421 km||(20.201, 1.012)|
|Kidal||Mali||475 km||(18.441, 1.408)|
|Tchighozerine, Agadez||Niger||525 km||(17.221, 7.761)|
|Alaghsas, Agadez||Niger||559 km||(17.019, 8.017)|
|Agadez||Niger||562 km||(16.973, 7.991)|
|Tchintabaraden, Tahoua||Niger||587 km||(15.897, 5.799)|
Coordinates: 21.1333° S 175.0667° W
Coordinates: 22.785° N 5.5228° 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 Kolonga
The DMS coordinates are: 21°7'60'' S 175°4'0'' W.
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = -21.13333°
LngO = -175.06667°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = 21.13333°
Since the latitude is negative (south direction), the antipode must be positive (north direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = -175.06667 + 180° = 4.93333°
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 Kolonga is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (21.13333, 4.93333)
In DMS format: 21°7'60'' S 175°4'0'' W.