Antipode of Fakaifou Village, Tuvalu

The opposite side of the world to Fakaifou Village is Salaga, Northern, Ghana.

Fakaifou Village


Continent: Oceania

Coordinates: -8.518, 179.201

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: Oceania

Coordinates: 8.518, -0.799



Salaga is the closest city to Fakaifou Village's antipodal point (31 km).

The antipodal city to Fakaifou Village is Salaga. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Fakaifou Village is Salaga.

The distance from Fakaifou Village to Salaga 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 Fakaifou Village

This table contains the populated locations that are closest to Fakaifou Village's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Fakaifou Village.

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
Salaga, Northern Ghana 31 km (8.551, -0.519)
Kpandae, Northern Ghana 87 km (8.469, -0.011)
Tamale, Northern Ghana 98 km (9.401, -0.839)
Kintampo, Bono East Ghana 115 km (8.056, -1.731)
Kete Krachi, Volta Ghana 115 km (7.794, -0.050)
Dambai, Oti Ghana 119 km (8.066, 0.179)
Savelugu, Northern Ghana 122 km (9.624, -0.825)
Damongo, Savannah Ghana 128 km (9.083, -1.819)
Yendi, Northern Ghana 134 km (9.443, -0.010)
Ejura, Ashanti Ghana 139 km (7.386, -1.356)

Fakaifou Village, Tuvalu

Local time:

Coordinates: 8.5176° S 179.2009° E

Salaga, Ghana

Local time:

Coordinates: 8.5508° N 0.5188° W

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 Fakaifou Village

The DMS coordinates are: 8°31'3.3'' S 179°12'3.4'' E .

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = -8.51758°

LngO = 179.20094°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = 8.51758°

Since the latitude is negative (south direction), the antipode must be positive (north direction).

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = 179.20094 - 180° = -0.79906°

Since the longitude is positive, we subtract 180° to ensure the final value lies between (-180, 180). If it were the other way around, we would sum 180° for the same reason.


The antipode of Fakaifou Village is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (8.51758, -0.79906)

In DMS format: 8°31'3.3'' S 179°12'3.4'' E .

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