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The opposite side of the world to Funafuti is **Salaga, Northern, Ghana**.

Tuvalu

Continent: Oceania

Coordinates: -8.524, 179.194

Opposite side in the world

Continent: Oceania

Coordinates: 8.524, -0.806

Ghana

Salaga is the closest city to Funafuti's antipodal point (32 km).

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

The distance from Funafuti to Salaga 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 Funafuti's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Funafuti.

City | Country | Distance from antipode | Coordinates |
---|---|---|---|

Salaga, Northern | Ghana | 32 km | (8.551, -0.519) |

Kpandae, Northern | Ghana | 88 km | (8.469, -0.011) |

Tamale, Northern | Ghana | 97 km | (9.401, -0.839) |

Kintampo, Bono East | Ghana | 114 km | (8.056, -1.731) |

Kete Krachi, Volta | Ghana | 116 km | (7.794, -0.050) |

Dambai, Oti | Ghana | 120 km | (8.066, 0.179) |

Savelugu, Northern | Ghana | 122 km | (9.624, -0.825) |

Damongo, Savannah | Ghana | 127 km | (9.083, -1.819) |

Yendi, Northern | Ghana | 134 km | (9.443, -0.010) |

Ejura, Ashanti | Ghana | 140 km | (7.386, -1.356) |

Local time:

Coordinates: 8.5243° S 179.1942° E

Local time:

Coordinates: 8.5508° N 0.5188° W

The antipode can be calculated by understanding the geographic coordinates and applying simple formulas. We will use the following variables:

*Lat*: Latitude at the origin point._{O}*Lng*: Longitude at the origin point._{O}*Lat*: Latitude at the antipodal point._{A}*Lng*: Longitude at the antipodal point._{A}

Step 1: Obtain the geographic coordinates of Funafuti

The DMS coordinates are: 8°31'27.3'' S 179°11'39'' E .

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

*Lat _{O}*

*Lng _{O}*

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

*Lat _{A}*

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

*Lng _{A}*

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.

Result:

The antipode of Funafuti is located on coordinates: (*Lat _{A}*,

In DMS format: 8°31'27.3'' S 179°11'39'' E .