South Ribble

      borough (district), administrative and historic county of Lancashire, northwestern England, occupying an area south of the borough of Preston. The borough is part of the Lancashire coastal plain bordering the Pennine uplands to the east. It was covered by glacial moraine deposited by the Irish Sea ice sheet, which has given the eastern part of the borough a rolling, occasionally drumlin-like landscape. The River Ribble forms the northern boundary.

      Most industry is associated with the BL Public Limited Company (British Leyland Motor Corporation, Ltd.) (formerly British Leyland Ltd.), the motor-vehicle-manufacturing enterprise established at the town of Leyland in 1896 and now headquartered in London. Leyland is the administrative centre, and the borough also includes part of the town of Preston. Other light industrial centres include Walton-Le-Dale, Bamber Bridge, and Farington. Reclaimed peat fens in the west are intensively cultivated, and dairy cattle are grazed. Area 44 square miles (113 square km). Pop. (2001) 103,863.

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