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Perm (English)
Пермь (Russian)
Перем (Komi-Permyak)
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Perm Russia.jpg
View of Perm
Coat of Arms of Perm.svg
Flag of Perm.svg
Coat of arms
City Day June 12
Administrative status
Country Russia
Federal subject Perm Krai
Administratively subordinated to city of krai significance of Perm
Municipal status
Urban okrug Perm Urban Okrug
Mayor Dmitry Samoilov
Representative body City Duma
Area 799.68 km2 (308.76 sq mi)
Population (2010 Census,
991,162 inhabitants
Rank in 2010 13th
Density 1,239/km2 (3,209/sq mi)
Time zone YEKT (UTC+06:00)
Founded May 15, 1723
City status since October 29, 1781
Postal code(s) 614xxx
Dialing code(s) +7 342
Official website
Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii - City of Perm. General view (1910)
Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky. City of Perm. General view (1910)
Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii - General view of the city of Perm from Gorodskie Gorki (1910)
Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky. View of the city of Perm from Gorodskiye Gorki (1910)

Perm (Russian: Пермь, pronounced:pʲɛrʲmʲ) is a city and administrative center of Perm Krai, Russia. It is lies on the banks of the Kama River, at the foot of the Ural Mountains.

Perm is one of the largest cities in Russia, with 976,116 (2006 est.) inhabitants, down from 1,001,653 recorded in 2002 Census and 1,090,944 recorded in 1989 Census.

In geology, the Permian period takes its name from the region.

From 1940 until 1957 the city was named Molotov (Мо́лотов), after Vyacheslav Molotov.

Administrative divisions

Administrative divisions of Perm (en)
Administrative divisions
Administration of Perm City
Building of the Perm Administration

Perm is divided into seven city districts:

City District Population (2002 Census)
Dzerzhinsky (Дзержи́нский) 153,403
Industrialny (Индустриа́льный) 160,039
Kirovsky (Ки́ровский) 126,960
Leninsky (Ле́нинский) 57,569
Motovilikhinsky (Мотови́лихинский) 176,564
Ordzhonikidzevsky (Орджоники́дзевский) 111,631
Sverdlovsky (Свердло́вский) 215,487

Modern city

TGC-9 Headquarters

The city is a major administrative, industrial, scientific, and cultural center. The leading industries include machinery, defence, oil production (about 3% of Russian output), oil refining, chemical and petrochemical, timber and wood processing and the food industry.

There is one international airport in Perm Bolshoye Savino (Big Savino). Perm is also served by the smaller Airport "Bakharevka".

Perm's public transit network includes streetcar (tram), bus, and trolleybus routes.

Sister cities

Perm is the sister city of (twinned with):


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