Karantina Island

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Karantina Island
Native name: Karantina Adası
Urla KarantinaIsland Izmir Turkey.jpg
Island from the south west
Karantina Island is located in Turkey
Karantina Island
Karantina Island
Location Aegean Sea
Coordinates 38°22′26″N 26°47′07″E / 38.37389°N 26.78528°E / 38.37389; 26.78528
İl (province) İzmir Province
İlçe Urla

Karantina Island (Turkish: Karantina Adası, literally "Quarantine Island") is an island in the Gulf of İzmir, Turkey.

The island is a part of Urla ilçe (district) of İzmir Province at 38°22′26″N 26°47′07″E / 38.37389°N 26.78528°E / 38.37389; 26.78528.[1] Its surface area is 320,000 square metres (3,400,000 sq ft) and its distance to mainland (Karaburun Peninsula of Anatolia) is only 600 metres (2,000 ft).There is an artificial connection between the mainland and the island. [2] The ancient history of the island is related to that of the ancient site Klazomenai. During the 19th century the island was equipped with the up to date medical instruments and it was used as a quarantine island.[3] In 1950, the buildings were restored to be used as a hospital. In 1955, its name was "Sun and Sea Treatment Institute". After the construction of new buildings it was renamed as "Urla Hospital of Orthopedics". In 1986, the hospital was redesigned as a general purpose hospital.[2]

It is planned to open a medical museum on the island.[3]