Perm region came into existence on December 1, 2005 as a result of the 2004 referendum on the merger of Perm Oblast and Komi-Permyak Autonomous Okrug.
Geography. Perm region is located in the east of the East European Plain and the western slope of the Middle Ural Mountains. 99.8% of its area is in Europe, 0.2% in Asia.
Climate. Perm region has a continental climate. Winters are long and snowy, with average temperatures in January varying from −18 °C (0 °F) in the northeast part of the region to −15 °C (5 °F) in the southwest part. The record lowest recorded temperature was −53 °C (−63 °F).
Population. As of 2018, he population of the region is 2 623 155 people. Density of popultation is 16,37 people per square km. The share of urban population is 76 %. Over 140 various ethnicities call Perm region home.
Major cities. The city of Perm is the administrative center of Perm region. Other major cities are Berezniki, Solikamsk and Chaikovsky.
Administrative divistions. The region is divided into 133 municipal districts including 26 urban and 10 municipal okrugs, 10 municipal districts and 87 settlements. Komi-Permyak is an administrative unit with special status within Perm region.