Until December 1, 2005,
Oblast (Russian: Пе́рмская
о́бласть) was a federal subject of
Russia (an oblast) in
Privolzhsky (Volga) Federal District. According to the results of the
referendum held in October 2004,
Oblast was merged with
Komi-Permyak Autonomous Okrug to form
It was established in 1938 as part of the RSFSR. From 1940 to 1957 it
was named Molotov
Oblast in honor of Vyacheslav Molotov.
The oblast was named after its administrative center, the city of
Perm. The oblast covered an area of 160,600 km², and as of the
2002 Census its population was 2,819,421.
Before the merger, neighboring oblasts and republics were (from north
clockwise) Komi Republic, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Republic of
Bashkortostan, Udmurt Republic, and Kirov Oblast.
1.1 Time zone
2 Administrative divisions
3 External links
Oblast was located in the
Yekaterinburg Time Zone (YEKT/YEKST).
UTC offset is +0500 (YEKT)/+0600 (YEKST).
Main article: Administrative divisions of
Perm regional server
Coordinates: 58°0′50″N 56°14′56″E / 58.01389°N