Antipode of Funafuti, Tuvalu

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



Continent: Oceania

Coordinates: -8.524, 179.194

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: Oceania

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.

Cities on the other side of the world of Funafuti

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)

Funafuti, Tuvalu

Local time:

Coordinates: 8.5243° S 179.1942° 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 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 .

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