Čierny Balog

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Čierny Balog
Village
Station of the Čierny Hron Railway, a narrow gauge railway
Station of the Čierny Hron Railway, a narrow gauge railway
Čierny Balog is located in Banská Bystrica Region
Čierny Balog
Čierny Balog
Location of Čierny Balog in the Banská Bystrica Region
Čierny Balog is located in Slovakia
Čierny Balog
Čierny Balog
Čierny Balog (Slovakia)
Coordinates: 48°45′N 19°40′E / 48.750°N 19.667°E / 48.750; 19.667Coordinates: 48°45′N 19°40′E / 48.750°N 19.667°E / 48.750; 19.667
CountrySlovakia
RegionBanská Bystrica
DistrictBrezno
First mentioned1545
Area
 • Total147.104 km2 (56.797 sq mi)
Elevation
550 m (1,800 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31[1])
 • Total5,081
 • Density35/km2 (89/sq mi)
Postal code
976 52
Area code(s)+421-48
Car plateBR
Websitewww.ciernybalog.sk

Čierny Balog (until 1927 also Balog, or Čierny Hronec, in Hungarian: Feketebalog) 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). Until 1920, it belonged to Hungary, as part of Zólyom County. 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[edit]

Čierny Balog is twinned with:[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population and migration". Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Partnerské mesto". ciernybalog.sk (in Slovak). Čierny Balog. Retrieved 9 September 2019.

Genealogical resources[edit]

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)

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