The opposite side of the world to Ras Al Khaimah City is Adamstown, Pitcairn.
United Arab Emirates
Coordinates: 25.790, 55.943
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -25.790, -124.057
Adamstown is the closest city to Ras Al Khaimah City's antipodal point (613 km).
The antipodal city to Ras Al Khaimah City is Adamstown. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Ras Al Khaimah City is Adamstown.
The distance from Ras Al Khaimah City to Adamstown is about 19,000 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 Ras Al Khaimah City's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Ras Al Khaimah City.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Adamstown||Pitcairn||613 km||(-25.066, -130.101)|
|Rikitea, Îles Tuamotu-Gambier||French Polynesia||1,145 km||(-23.123, -134.969)|
|Hanga Roa, Valparaíso||Chile||1,466 km||(-27.153, -109.424)|
|Tapuarava, Îles Tuamotu-Gambier||French Polynesia||1,514 km||(-18.466, -136.463)|
|Atuona, Îles Marquises||French Polynesia||2,373 km||(-9.803, -139.042)|
|Taiohae, Îles Marquises||French Polynesia||2,524 km||(-8.911, -140.100)|
|Mataura||French Polynesia||2,586 km||(-23.347, -149.485)|
|Tautira, Îles du Vent||French Polynesia||2,739 km||(-17.747, -149.161)|
|Teahupoo, Îles du Vent||French Polynesia||2,745 km||(-17.846, -149.267)|
|Pueu, Îles du Vent||French Polynesia||2,746 km||(-17.738, -149.224)|
Coordinates: 25.7895° N 55.9432° E
Coordinates: 25.066° S 130.1015° 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 Ras Al Khaimah City
The DMS coordinates are: 25°47'22.3'' N 55°56'35.5'' E .
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = 25.78953°
LngO = 55.9432°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = -25.78953°
Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = 55.9432 - 180° = -124.0568°
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 Ras Al Khaimah City is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-25.78953, -124.0568)
In DMS format: 25°47'22.3'' N 55°56'35.5'' E .