Tabarka (Arabic: طبرقة ṭbarqa, Phoenician Ṭabarqa, 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, 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.