Station of the Čierny Hron Railway, a narrow gauge railway
|Elevation||550 m (1,804 ft)|
|Area||147.104 km2 (56.80 sq mi)|
|Density||36/km2 (93/sq mi)|
|Postal code||976 52|
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.
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)
- Surnames of living people in Cierny Balog
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