Antipode of Laayoune Plage, Western Sahara

The opposite side of the world to Laayoune Plage is Kingston, Norfolk Island.

Laayoune Plage

Western Sahara

Continent: Africa

Coordinates: 27.096, -13.416

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: Africa

Coordinates: -27.096, 166.584


Norfolk Island

Kingston is the closest city to Laayoune Plage's antipodal point (256 km).

The antipodal city to Laayoune Plage is Kingston. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Laayoune Plage is Kingston.

The distance from Laayoune Plage to Kingston is about 20,000 kilometers. A direct flight would take around 22 hours, but there aren't commercial routes between these cities.

Cities on the other side of the world of Laayoune Plage

This table contains the populated locations that are closest to Laayoune Plage's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Laayoune Plage.

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
Kingston Norfolk Island 256 km (-29.055, 167.966)
Vao, South Province New Caledonia 499 km (-22.666, 167.496)
Nouméa, South Province New Caledonia 534 km (-22.274, 166.449)
Mont-Dore, South Province New Caledonia 535 km (-22.263, 166.566)
Dumbéa, South Province New Caledonia 547 km (-22.158, 166.457)
Yaté-Barrage New Caledonia 549 km (-22.150, 166.883)
Païta, South Province New Caledonia 550 km (-22.131, 166.357)
Bouloupari, South Province New Caledonia 582 km (-21.862, 166.051)
La Foa, South Province New Caledonia 601 km (-21.711, 165.828)
Moindou, South Province New Caledonia 605 km (-21.700, 165.683)

Laayoune Plage, Western Sahara

Local time:

Coordinates: 27.0961° N 13.4158° W

Kingston, Norfolk Island

Local time:

Coordinates: 29.0546° S 167.9663° E

How to calculate the antipodal point?

The antipode can be calculated by understanding the geographic coordinates and applying simple formulas. We will use the following variables:

  • LatO: Latitude at the origin point.
  • LngO: Longitude at the origin point.
  • LatA: Latitude at the antipodal point.
  • LngA: Longitude at the antipodal point.

Step 1: Obtain the geographic coordinates of Laayoune Plage

The DMS coordinates are: 27°5'46'' N 13°24'57'' W.

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = 27.09611°

LngO = -13.41583°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = -27.09611°

Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = -13.41583 + 180° = 166.58417°

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 Plage is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-27.09611, 166.58417)

In DMS format: 27°5'46'' N 13°24'57'' W.

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