The opposite side of the world to Falaleu is Dogondoutchi, Dosso, Niger.
Wallis and Futuna
Coordinates: -13.293, -176.183
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: 13.293, 3.817
Dogondoutchi is the closest city to Falaleu's antipodal point (45 km).
The antipodal city to Falaleu is Dogondoutchi. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Falaleu is Dogondoutchi.
The distance from Falaleu to Dogondoutchi 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 Falaleu's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Falaleu.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Dogondoutchi, Dosso||Niger||45 km||(13.640, 4.026)|
|Loga, Dosso||Niger||72 km||(13.613, 3.236)|
|Dosso||Niger||73 km||(13.049, 3.194)|
|Kangiwa, Kebbi||Nigeria||82 km||(12.553, 3.818)|
|Gulma, Kebbi||Nigeria||93 km||(12.642, 4.355)|
|Balle, Sokoto||Nigeria||96 km||(13.470, 4.681)|
|Augie, Kebbi||Nigeria||96 km||(12.890, 4.600)|
|Argungu, Kebbi||Nigeria||98 km||(12.745, 4.525)|
|Birni Ngaure, Dosso||Niger||101 km||(13.082, 2.911)|
|Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi||Nigeria||102 km||(12.454, 4.198)|
Coordinates: 13.2927° S 176.1833° W
Coordinates: 13.6403° N 4.0265° E
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 Falaleu
The DMS coordinates are: 13°17'33.6'' S 176°10'59.8'' W.
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = -13.29266°
LngO = -176.18328°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = 13.29266°
Since the latitude is negative (south direction), the antipode must be positive (north direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = -176.18328 + 180° = 3.81672°
Since the longitude is negative, we sum 180° to ensure the final value lies between (-180, 180). If it were the other way around, we would subtract 180° for the same reason.
The antipode of Falaleu is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (13.29266, 3.81672)
In DMS format: 13°17'33.6'' S 176°10'59.8'' W.