The opposite side of the world to Laayoune Plage is Kingston, Norfolk Island.
Coordinates: 27.096, -13.416
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -27.096, 166.584
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.
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)|
Coordinates: 27.0961° N 13.4158° 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 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.