The opposite side of the world to Vaitupu is Dogondoutchi, Dosso, Niger.
Wallis and Futuna
Coordinates: -13.227, -176.188
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: 13.227, 3.812
Dogondoutchi is the closest city to Vaitupu's antipodal point (51 km).
The antipodal city to Vaitupu is Dogondoutchi. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Vaitupu is Dogondoutchi.
The distance from Vaitupu 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 Vaitupu's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Vaitupu.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Dogondoutchi, Dosso||Niger||51 km||(13.640, 4.026)|
|Dosso||Niger||70 km||(13.049, 3.194)|
|Kangiwa, Kebbi||Nigeria||75 km||(12.553, 3.818)|
|Loga, Dosso||Niger||76 km||(13.613, 3.236)|
|Gulma, Kebbi||Nigeria||88 km||(12.642, 4.355)|
|Augie, Kebbi||Nigeria||93 km||(12.890, 4.600)|
|Argungu, Kebbi||Nigeria||94 km||(12.745, 4.525)|
|Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi||Nigeria||95 km||(12.454, 4.198)|
|Balle, Sokoto||Nigeria||98 km||(13.470, 4.681)|
|Birni Ngaure, Dosso||Niger||99 km||(13.082, 2.911)|
Coordinates: 13.227° S 176.1883° 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 Vaitupu
The DMS coordinates are: 13°13'37.2'' S 176°11'18'' W.
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = -13.227°
LngO = -176.18834°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = 13.227°
Since the latitude is negative (south direction), the antipode must be positive (north direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = -176.18834 + 180° = 3.81166°
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 Vaitupu is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (13.227, 3.81166)
In DMS format: 13°13'37.2'' S 176°11'18'' W.