Menzel Bourguiba

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Menzel Bourguiba

(mĕnzĕl` bərgē`bə) or

Manzil Abu Ruqaybah

(mănzĭl` äbo͞o` ro͞o'kībä`), formerly Ferryville, town (1994 pop. 47,521), N Tunisia, on Lake Bizerte. It was founded as a naval installation during the period of French rule. After Tunisia became independent (1956), it was renamed in honor of Habib BourguibaBourguiba, Habib
, 1903–2000, Tunisian statesman, president of Tunisia (1957–87), b. Monastir. Early active in the Destour party, he was at first an advocate of close cooperation with France.
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, Tunisia's leader.

Menzel Bourguiba

 

(formerly Ferryville), a city in northern Tunisia, in Bizerte governorate; located on the southern shore of Lake Bizerte. Population, 33,700 (1966). The city is a highway junction and has a railroad station. Menzel Bourguiba is a fast-growing industrial center. A metallurgical works (with an output of approximately 250,000 tons of steel a year) and metalworking industries are located there. Bizerte serves as the city’s port.