The opposite side of the world to Tatakamotonga is Tamanrasset, Algeria.
Coordinates: -21.186, -175.125
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: 21.186, 4.875
Tamanrasset is the closest city to Tatakamotonga's antipodal point (189 km).
The antipodal city to Tatakamotonga is Tamanrasset. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Tatakamotonga is Tamanrasset.
The distance from Tatakamotonga 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 Tatakamotonga's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Tatakamotonga.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Tamanrasset||Algeria||189 km||(22.785, 5.523)|
|Arlit, Agadez||Niger||378 km||(18.737, 7.385)|
|Ti-n-Essako, Kidal||Mali||393 km||(18.451, 2.488)|
|Abeïbara, Kidal||Mali||399 km||(19.117, 1.750)|
|Tessalit, Kidal||Mali||417 km||(20.201, 1.012)|
|Kidal||Mali||474 km||(18.441, 1.408)|
|Tchighozerine, Agadez||Niger||534 km||(17.221, 7.761)|
|Alaghsas, Agadez||Niger||567 km||(17.019, 8.017)|
|Agadez||Niger||570 km||(16.973, 7.991)|
|Tchintabaraden, Tahoua||Niger||594 km||(15.897, 5.799)|
Coordinates: 21.1863° S 175.1245° 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 Tatakamotonga
The DMS coordinates are: 21°11'10.6'' S 175°7'28.3'' W.
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = -21.18627°
LngO = -175.12453°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = 21.18627°
Since the latitude is negative (south direction), the antipode must be positive (north direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = -175.12453 + 180° = 4.87547°
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 Tatakamotonga is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (21.18627, 4.87547)
In DMS format: 21°11'10.6'' S 175°7'28.3'' W.