The opposite side of the world to Lapaha is Tamanrasset, Algeria.
Coordinates: -21.177, -175.117
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: 21.177, 4.883
Tamanrasset is the closest city to Lapaha's antipodal point (190 km).
The antipodal city to Lapaha is Tamanrasset. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Lapaha is Tamanrasset.
The distance from Lapaha 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 Lapaha's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Lapaha.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Tamanrasset||Algeria||190 km||(22.785, 5.523)|
|Arlit, Agadez||Niger||376 km||(18.737, 7.385)|
|Ti-n-Essako, Kidal||Mali||392 km||(18.451, 2.488)|
|Abeïbara, Kidal||Mali||399 km||(19.117, 1.750)|
|Tessalit, Kidal||Mali||418 km||(20.201, 1.012)|
|Kidal||Mali||474 km||(18.441, 1.408)|
|Tchighozerine, Agadez||Niger||532 km||(17.221, 7.761)|
|Alaghsas, Agadez||Niger||566 km||(17.019, 8.017)|
|Agadez||Niger||569 km||(16.973, 7.991)|
|Tchintabaraden, Tahoua||Niger||592 km||(15.897, 5.799)|
Coordinates: 21.1774° S 175.1172° 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 Lapaha
The DMS coordinates are: 21°10'38.5'' S 175°7'1.9'' W.
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = -21.17735°
LngO = -175.1172°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = 21.17735°
Since the latitude is negative (south direction), the antipode must be positive (north direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = -175.1172 + 180° = 4.8828°
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 Lapaha is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (21.17735, 4.8828)
In DMS format: 21°10'38.5'' S 175°7'1.9'' W.