Kemalpaşa, Izmir Province, Aegean Region, Turkey

🇹🇷 Kemalpaşa is a large town and the centre of the district of the same name in İzmir Province, Turkey. Its district area extends immediately to the east of İzmir's easternmost metropolitan district, Bornova, and Kemalpaşa town being at a distance of only 29 km (18 mi) from the historical and traditional centre of İzmir, (Konak), it pulsates along with the rhythm of the big city, with corresponding high levels of development in terms of industry and services. İzmir-Ankara highway crosses the district area 8 km (5.0 mi) to the north of the district center. Kemalpaşa district area borders on the administrative divisions of Manisa centre in the north, Manisa's depending district of Turgutlu in the east and İzmir's depending districts of Torbalı and Bayındır in the south. The eastern and southern parts of Kemalpaşa district preserve their markedly rural characteristics, which results in an urbanization rate of only 25.7 for the district area as a whole, despite the presence of a strong industrial base in and to the west of Kemalpaşa town. Kemalpaşa's very large organized industrial zone (KOSBİ) brings together producers of construction materials, rubber and plastic goods, textiles and clothing, leather, paper, packaging materials, machinery and other equipment, including electrical tools and installations, dyes and other chemical substances, marble and car parts, as well as foundries and other metalworks. Agriculture also occupies a portion with high added value in Kemalpaşa's economy, its cherries being of nation-wide renown (known as Kemalpaşa kirazı in Turkish) and exported. Literacy is at a high level at 90%, and the neighbouring Bornova, where Ege University is based, serves as a nearby pool in terms of trained personnel.

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Kemalpaşa has a population of over 74,990 people. Kemalpaşa also forms the centre of the wider Kemalpaşa district which has a population of over 94,831 people. It is also a part of the larger İzmir Province.

Twin Towns, Sister Cities Kemalpaşa has links with: 🇦🇱 Kamëz, Albania; 🇲🇰 Kavadarci, North Macedonia; 🇹🇷 Erzurum, Turkey.

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