The opposite side of the world to Funafuti is Salaga, Northern, Ghana.
Coordinates: -8.524, 179.194
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: 8.524, -0.806
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)|
Coordinates: 8.5243° S 179.1942° E
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:
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:
LatO = -8.52425°
LngO = 179.19417°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = 8.52425°
Since the latitude is negative (south direction), the antipode must be positive (north direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = 179.19417 - 180° = -0.80582999999999°
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 Funafuti is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (8.52425, -0.80582999999999)
In DMS format: 8°31'27.3'' S 179°11'39'' E .