TABARKA – Habib Bourguiba

Habib Bourguiba (1903–2000) was a Tunisian statesman, leader of the independence struggle of Tunisia, and the country’s first president.He is often compared to Turkish leader Atatürk because of the pro-Western reforms enacted during his presidency. He reduced the influence of religion on society and he guaranteed the rights of women, economically, in marriage and in social life. The politics of Tunisia became one of moderate, European-like solutions.Bourguiba remained the president of Tunisia until 7 November 1987, when his newly-appointed Prime minister and constitutional successor impeached him, claiming old age and health reasons as certified by his own doctors.President Bourguiba lived in Monastir under government protection in the Governor’s Mansion for a period of 13 years until his death on 6 April 2000. He was buried with national honors in Monastir in the mausoleum he built on 8 April 2000.

Release Dates

2008 (2)


  • Coin Alloy Name: Alpaca 12
  • Coin Alloy Color: silver
  • Coin Diameter: 31,00
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine
  • City: TABARKA
  • Country: Tunisia
  • Available: no
  • Location: TABARKA, Tunisia