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). 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
- 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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