Bornova is a district of İzmir Province in Turkey. It is one of the nine districts in the Greater Metropolitan Area of İzmir, the third largest, and is almost entirely urbanized at the rate of 98,6 per cent, with corresponding high levels of development in terms of industry and services . Bornova center is situated at a distance of 8 km (5 mi) to the northeast from the traditional center of İzmir (Konak) and 5 km (3 mi) from the coastline at the tip of the Gulf of İzmir to the east. Bornova district area is surrounded by the district areas of Manisa center and Menemen to the north, Kemalpaşa to the east, Buca to the south, and Konak and Karşıyaka to the west, where the larger part of İzmir's urban area extends. Bornova is home to Ege University's main campus and its name is synonymous for many and at national level with the university hospital, one of the largest and the foremost medical centers in western Turkey since decades.