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Tabarka

Tabarka
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Tabarka is located in Tunisia
Tabarka
Tabarka
Location in Tunisia
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Country Tunisia
Governorate Jendouba Governorate
Elevation 154 ft (4,7 m)
Population (2014)
 • City 37,025
 • Density 170/sq mi (64/km2)
 • Urban 44,993
 • Urban density 10,880/sq mi (4,201/km2)
Time zone CET (UTC1)
Postal Code 8110

Tabarka (Tunisian Arabic: ?  ?barqa, Phoenician ?abarqa, Thabraca' in Latin, also called Tbarga by locals) is a coastal town located in north-western Tunisia, at about 36°57'16?N 8°45'29?E? / ?36.95444°N 8.75806°E? / 36.95444; 8.75806, close to the border with Algeria. It has been famous for its coral fishing, the Coral Festival of underwater photography and the annual jazz festival. Tabarka's history is a colorful mosaic of Phoenician, Roman, Arabic and Turkish civilizations. The town is dominated by an offshore rock on which is built a Genoese castle. Nationalist leader Habib Bourguiba, later to become president of post-independence Tunisia, was exiled here by the French colonial authorities in 1952.

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