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Menzel Bourguiba

Menzel Bourguiba (mĕnzĕlˈ bərgēˈbə) [key] or Manzil Abu Ruqaybah mănzĭlˈ äbōˈ rōˌkĪbäˈ, 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 Bourguiba, Tunisia's leader.

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