The opposite side of the world to Sola is Kayes, Mali.
Coordinates: -13.876, 167.552
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: 13.876, -12.448
Kayes is the closest city to Sola' antipodal point (125 km).
The antipodal city to Sola is Kayes. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Sola is Kayes.
The distance from Sola to Kayes 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 Sola's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Sola.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Kayes||Mali||125 km||(14.447, -11.444)|
|Diawara, Matam||Senegal||127 km||(15.022, -12.544)|
|Tambacounda||Senegal||132 km||(13.771, -13.667)|
|Sélibaby, Guidimaka||Mauritania||145 km||(15.158, -12.184)|
|Kédougou||Senegal||149 km||(12.556, -12.181)|
|Sémé, Matam||Senegal||155 km||(15.194, -12.945)|
|Koina, Upper River||Gambia||159 km||(13.483, -13.867)|
|Waoundé, Matam||Senegal||160 km||(15.264, -12.868)|
|Sun Kunda, Upper River||Gambia||161 km||(13.383, -13.850)|
|Nyamanari, Upper River||Gambia||165 km||(13.333, -13.867)|
Coordinates: 13.8761° S 167.5517° E
Coordinates: 14.4469° N 11.4445° 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 Sola
The DMS coordinates are: 13°52'34'' S 167°33'6'' E .
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = -13.87611°
LngO = 167.55167°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = 13.87611°
Since the latitude is negative (south direction), the antipode must be positive (north direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = 167.55167 - 180° = -12.44833°
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 Sola is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (13.87611, -12.44833)
In DMS format: 13°52'34'' S 167°33'6'' E .