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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.
..... Click the link for more information. , Tunisia's leader.
(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.