The Korma region is situated in the north-east of Gomel oblast. It was founded in 1924. The region borders on the Slavgorod and Krasnopolie regions of Mogilev oblast, Rogachev and Chechersk regions of Gomel oblast.
In 1962 the Korma region was incorporated into the Rogachev region and in 1964 – into the Chechersk region. In 1966 the Chechersk region was divided into the Korma and Chechersk regions. The total area of the region is 950 square meters.
Before the Chernobyl catastrophe there were 104 settlements in the region with the population of 25,900 people, including 6,450 people – in the town of Korma. After the disaster 3,400 families, or more than 6,000 people moved out to live in safer areas. The residents of 29 villages were resettled; two agricultural companies were closed down, 16,800 hectares of agricultural lands were removed from agricultural use.
The rivers in the region are Sozh, Kormyanka, Dobrych, Klyapinka, Koselyanka and Gorna. There are 12 lakes.
Thirty-seven per cent of the region’s area is forests.
Three deposits of chalk of the 1mln ton capacity have been discovered in the region. There are also deposits of building materials and sand which are estimated at 0,5 million cubic meters each.
Chechersk-Korma-Zhuravichi and Korma-Dovsk-Rogachev roads go through the region.