The opposite side of the world to Nukalofa is Tamanrasset, Algeria.
Coordinates: -21.139, -175.202
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: 21.139, 4.798
Tamanrasset is the closest city to Nukalofa's antipodal point (197 km).
The antipodal city to Nukalofa is Tamanrasset. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Nukalofa is Tamanrasset.
The distance from Nukalofa 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 Nukalofa's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Nukalofa.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Tamanrasset||Algeria||197 km||(22.785, 5.523)|
|Arlit, Agadez||Niger||380 km||(18.737, 7.385)|
|Ti-n-Essako, Kidal||Mali||384 km||(18.451, 2.488)|
|Abeïbara, Kidal||Mali||390 km||(19.117, 1.750)|
|Tessalit, Kidal||Mali||408 km||(20.201, 1.012)|
|Kidal||Mali||464 km||(18.441, 1.408)|
|Tchighozerine, Agadez||Niger||534 km||(17.221, 7.761)|
|Alaghsas, Agadez||Niger||568 km||(17.019, 8.017)|
|Agadez||Niger||571 km||(16.973, 7.991)|
|Tchintabaraden, Tahoua||Niger||590 km||(15.897, 5.799)|
Coordinates: 21.1394° S 175.2018° 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 Nukalofa
The DMS coordinates are: 21°8'21.8'' S 175°12'6.5'' W.
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = -21.13938°
LngO = -175.2018°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = 21.13938°
Since the latitude is negative (south direction), the antipode must be positive (north direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = -175.2018 + 180° = 4.7982°
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 Nukalofa is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (21.13938, 4.7982)
In DMS format: 21°8'21.8'' S 175°12'6.5'' W.