Preston is a city in the north-west of England. It is near the River Ribble. It became a city in 2002. This was the 50th year of Queen Elizabeth II's reign.
The city is near Chorley and Leyland. In 2001, a census said that there was 335,000 people living in Preston.
The football team in Preston is Preston North End F.C.. They play at Deepdale. They were the first team to be English football champions.