Preston’s a nonmetropolitan town in Lancashire England. It was formerly known as the Borough of Preston and was granted city status in 2002. It lies in the center of Central Lancashire region with a population of almost four hundred thousand. Also, lies along the coastal plain of the Fylde. The Beacon Fell is the highest summit point in the city. The majority are indigenous people dwelling in the area. Large numbers of them are South Asians, Indians in particular.
The North and East district’s lowland is a dairy farming area, specifically known for its cheesemaking dairies. The northern part is quite rural and the southern part of the district is mostly urbanized. The current borders came into effect since April 1974. The city is currently divided between three Westminster constituencies, namely Preston, Preston North, Fylde, and Wyre. In 1885 Preston was comprised and included in the most of West Lancashire.
The Diverse Borders
The Beacon Fell’s highest summit peaking at more than two hundred meters above sea level. The main range of Bowland Fells is isolated fell two miles south outside the district boundaries. The River Ribble is where the lowest point lies. It is in the district’s southwest corner. The Ribble is, therefore, tidal and virtually at sea level. The river’s course in the west of Preston was artificially straightened in the early times as 19th century, to ease the currents for the passage of ships to the docks.
On the outside of Liverpool and Manchester, the city of Preston was one of the most severely affected areas in the North West with twenty-nine percent of families are struggling to get by their working tax credits and twenty-one percent of children are living in a completely workless household. The industry of dairies on rural areas are not that much in the boom. Wide empty spaces are still maintained in the city. Since it lies on the seaside, the climate is severely cold especially during winter.
In terms of beliefs, more than seventy percent of the population believe in God, ten percent of them don’t have religion and the remaining eight percent are Muslims. There are also Hindus and Sikh but this represents the highest percentage in both cases of any local authority area in North West of the city. Two percent of Preston’s population were born in other EU countries.