The place is a good 150 km as the crow flies southeast of the Pskov Oblast Administrative Center . It is located about four kilometers from the right bank of the eponymous left Lovat -Nebenflusses Loknya removed.
Loknja Railway Station (before World War I )
The place was created in 1901 in connection with the construction of the railway line Saint Petersburg - Vitebsk , when a station named after the nearby river was built with a surrounding settlement. The village of Wlizy, which belongs to the place today, was first mentioned in a document as early as 1488.
On August 1, 1927, Loknja became the administrative seat of a newly created Rajons named after him. In 1941 the place received the status of an urban-type settlement. During the Second World War , Loknja was occupied by the German Wehrmacht from July 25, 1941 to February 26, 1944 .
Note: census data
The regional road 58K-079 runs through the settlement, coming from the city of Velikye Luki , 60 km south, going east to the border of Novgorod Oblast , there as 49K-15 in the direction of Cholm - Staraya Russa - Shimsk . In a north-westerly direction, the 58K-019 branches off via Beschanizy and Novorschew to Pushkinskije Gory .
- Itogi Vserossijskoj perepisi naselenija 2010 goda. Tom 1. Čislennostʹ i razmeščenie naselenija (Results of the All-Russian Census 2010. Volume 1. Number and distribution of the population). Tables 5 , pp. 12-209; 11 , pp. 312–979 (download from the website of the Federal Service for State Statistics of the Russian Federation)