Station of the Čierny Hron Railway, a narrow gauge railway
|• Total||147.104 km2 (56.797 sq mi)|
|Elevation||550 m (1,800 ft)|
|• Density||35/km2 (89/sq mi)|
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.
Twin towns — sister cities
- Týniště nad Orlicí, Czech Republic
The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Státný 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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