A small town in the Moscow region, in the 21st century is developing steadily. Over its more than a century history, the population of Lobnya, with the exception of a small post-Soviet period, is constantly growing. The city is a significant industrial center of the region.
It is the administrative center of the city district of the same name. 15 km to the south is Moscow. The city station is located on the direction of Moscow-Savelovo. Nearby is the Sheremetyevo Airport, which employs many residents of the city.
Many city dwellers, especially older ones, use the preposition "on" instead of "c", which is typical when the names of localities originate from stations or platforms. They say for example: I live on Lobnya.
According to the main version, the name comes from the fact that there were executions of robbery people. According to another, the name comes from the Baltic loba, lobas, which translates as valley or river bed
In 1902, the Lobnya station of the Savelovskaya railway was built near the Lobnenka river, around which the station settlement began to develop, which was named in 1911 by the Lobnya country estate. The first data on the population of Lobnya refer to 1926, when 300 inhabitants lived here.
During World War II, heavy battles were fought around the city. In 1959, the population of Lobnya reached 12, 249 people, which is associated with the development of industry in the city. By 1967, the number of inhabitants almost doubled, reaching 24, 000 people. In December 1961, the city status was granted. In 1976, the village of Lugovoy was annexed to the city. In the first year of the post-Soviet period, Lobnya’s population was 61, 000. Since 2002, the number of inhabitants is constantly growing. In 2018 88, 220 people live in the city.