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Ribble,river, c.75 mi (120 km) long, rising in the Pennines, North Yorkshire, N England, and flowing SW across Lancashire to the Irish Sea through a long, narrow estuary. Its chief tributary is the Hodder River. A dredged channel leads to PrestonPreston,
city and district (1991 pop. 166,675), county seat of Lancashire, N England, on the Ribble River. Preston has an active port and is a center of cotton and rayon manufacturing.
..... Click the link for more information. , the port city at the head of the estuary.
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a river in NW England, flowing south and west through Lancashire to the Irish Sea. Length: 121 km (75 miles)
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