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from Wikipedia Perm:
Perm (Russian: Пермь, pronounced [pʲɛrmʲ]) is a city and administrative center of Perm Krai, Russia. It is situated on the banks of the Kama River, in European part of Russia near the Ural Mountains.
Perm is one of the largest cities in Russia, thirteenth most populous, with 990,200 (2007 est.) inhabitants, down from 1,001,653 recorded in 2002 Census and 1,090,944 recorded in 1989 Census. The city is served by Bolshoye Savino Airport but also hosts Bakharevka air base.
The word "Perm" is 'Komi in origin. "Parma" is translated from Komi-Permyak language as a hilly place, covered with woods.
In geology, the Permian period takes its name from the region.