Menzel Bourguiba

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Menzel Bourguiba
Ferry in 1902
Ferry in 1902
Menzel Bourguiba is located in Tunisia
Menzel Bourguiba
Menzel Bourguiba
Location in Tunisie
Coordinates: 37°9′N 9°47′E / 37.150°N 9.783°E / 37.150; 9.783
Kintra Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisie
Govrenorate Bizerte Govrenorate
Population (2004)
 • Tot 47,742
Time zone CET (UTC1)

Menzel Bourguiba (Arabic : منزل بورقيبة) (Arabic transliteration: 'Manzil Bourgueeba') is a toun locatit in extreme north o Tunisie (37°9′N 9°47′E / 37.150°N 9.783°E / 37.150; 9.783), aboot 60 km away frae Tunis, in the Bizerte Governorate. The toun's name translates as "Hoose o Bourguiba", as it wis named efter the first preses in independent Tunisie, Habib Bourguiba, in 1956.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Menzel Bourguiba is an important toun for economic reasons. Its economy is based mainly aroond metallurgy. It wis foondit as a naval installation durin the period o French rule, acause o its strategic location, in atween twa lakes: The inland Ichkeul Lake on the wast, an Bizerte Lake on the east, which connects tae the Mediterranean Sea bi the Bizerte canal.

Its maist important economical activity is the ailin Tunisian state-awned shipyard. The yard has seen its wirkforce decline, efter the heich level o activity in the 1970s an 1980s, when Tunisia haed a lairger merchant fleet an when the Soviet Union uised Menzel Bourguiba tae drydock its ships. At that time, the yard employed ower 1,300 fowk. It haes recently been bought bi a French ship repair company, Compagnie Marseille Réparation.[1]

Trivia[eedit | eedit soorce]

Durin the time o the French colonization o Tunisie (1881-1956), Menzel Bourguiba wis named Ferryville which refers tae a French meenister in this period, Jules Ferry.

Sister ceety[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coat of arms of Stuttgart.svg Stuttgart, Germany Germany.

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