Perm (Russian: Пермь, pronounced:pʲɛrʲmʲ) is a city and administrative center of Perm Krai, Russia. It 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, fewer than the 1,001,653 recorded in the 2002 Census and 1,090,944 recorded in the 1989 Census.
In geology, the Permian period takes its name from the region.
History[change | change source]
From 1940 until 1957, the city was named Molotov (Мо́лотов), after Vyacheslav Molotov. In 2021, six people were killed in a mass shooting.
Administrative divisions[change | change source]
Perm is divided into seven city districts:
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Modern city[change | change source]
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[change | change source]
Perm is the sister city of (twinned with):
Sport[change | change source]
- FC Amkar Perm, the football club based in Perm, playing in the Russian Premier League
- Molot-Prikame Perm, ice hockey club playing in the Russian Hockey Super League
- PBC Ural Great, the basketball club based in Perm, playing in the Russian Basketball Super League
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official website
- Perm regional server Archived 2007-07-14 at the Wayback Machine
- The Official Website of the Perm Municipal Duma Archived 2013-08-15 at the Wayback Machine
- The heritage of Perm Region Archived 2007-07-09 at the Wayback Machine
- Perm Chamber of Commerce and Industry Archived 2012-12-02 at the Wayback Machine
- The Western Ural Photographic Album Archived 2015-10-18 at the Wayback Machine
- History of Perm Archived 2000-09-30 at Archive.today
- Perm and Perm Region Information on Kommersant Publishing webpage (also, see all other Russian subjects of the Federation) Archived 2005-10-20 at the Wayback Machine
- The city of Perm - The poem of the town
- Perm State University Archived 2012-11-25 at the Wayback Machine
- Perm for travelers Sights of Perm and Perm's region
- General info on the city of Perm