The opposite side of the world to Laayoune is Kingston, Norfolk Island.
Coordinates: 27.142, -13.188
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -27.142, 166.812
Kingston is the closest city to Laayoune's antipodal point (240 km).
The antipodal city to Laayoune is Kingston. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Laayoune is Kingston.
The distance from Laayoune to Kingston 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 Laayoune's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Laayoune.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Kingston||Norfolk Island||240 km||(-29.055, 167.966)|
|Vao, South Province||New Caledonia||501 km||(-22.666, 167.496)|
|Nouméa, South Province||New Caledonia||540 km||(-22.274, 166.449)|
|Mont-Dore, South Province||New Caledonia||541 km||(-22.263, 166.566)|
|Yaté-Barrage||New Caledonia||553 km||(-22.150, 166.883)|
|Dumbéa, South Province||New Caledonia||553 km||(-22.158, 166.457)|
|Païta, South Province||New Caledonia||557 km||(-22.131, 166.357)|
|Bouloupari, South Province||New Caledonia||590 km||(-21.862, 166.051)|
|La Foa, South Province||New Caledonia||610 km||(-21.711, 165.828)|
|Moindou, South Province||New Caledonia||614 km||(-21.700, 165.683)|
Coordinates: 27.1418° N 13.188° W
Coordinates: 29.0546° S 167.9663° 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 Laayoune
The DMS coordinates are: 27°8'30.5'' N 13°11'16.7'' W.
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = 27.1418°
LngO = -13.18797°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = -27.1418°
Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = -13.18797 + 180° = 166.81203°
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 Laayoune is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-27.1418, 166.81203)
In DMS format: 27°8'30.5'' N 13°11'16.7'' W.