Čierny Balog

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Coordinates: 48°45′N 19°40′E / 48.750°N 19.667°E / 48.750; 19.667
Čierny Balog
Village
CHZ stanica1.jpg
Station of the Čierny Hron Railway, a narrow gauge railway
Country Slovakia
Region Banská Bystrica
District Brezno
Elevation 550 m (1,804 ft)
Coordinates 48°45′N 19°40′E / 48.750°N 19.667°E / 48.750; 19.667
Area 147.104 km2 (56.8 sq mi)
Population 5,227 (2011[1])
Density 36 / km2 (93 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1545
Postal code 976 52
Area code +421-48
Car plate BR
Location of Čierny Balog in Slovakia
Location of Čierny Balog in Slovakia
Location of Čierny Balog in the Banská Bystrica Region
Location of Čierny Balog in the Banská Bystrica Region
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: www.ciernybalog.sk

Čierny Balog (until 1927 also „Balog“, or „Čierny Hronec) is a municipality in Brezno District, in the Banská Bystrica Region of central Slovakia.

History[edit]

The village arose after 1882 (1888 mentioned as Feketebalog) by a merge of 13 villages (e.g. Balog, Krám, Dobroč, Dolina). It played an important role during World War II, as one of the centers of the anti-Nazi Slovak National Uprising.

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Genealogical resources[edit]

The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia"

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1656-1896 (parish A)

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