Until December 1, 2005, Perm Oblast (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, Perm Oblast was merged with Komi-Permyak Autonomous Okrug to form Perm Krai.
Before the merger, neighboring oblasts and republics were (from north clockwise) Komi Republic, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Republic of Bashkortostan, Udmurt Republic, Kirov Oblast, and Komi-Permyak Autonomous Okrug.
RUSSIA: YOU SAY 'PERM,' I SAY 'PARM'; LET'S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF.("Parm Oblast" could be formed from Komi-Permyak Autonomous Okrug and Perm Oblast)(Brief Article)
Dec 19, 2002; Authorities in the Komi-Permyak Autonomous Okrug are considering naming the new entity that would result from the joining of the...