Jarok

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Nitra district in the Nitra region

Jarok (locally known as Íreg) is a village and municipality in the Nitra District in western central Slovakia, in the Nitra Region.[1] At Jarok, the Veľké Kostoľany transmitter, Slovakia's most powerful broadcasting station is situated.

History[edit]

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1113.

Geography[edit]

The village lies at an altitude of 160 metres and covers an area of 22.113 km². It has a population of about 1770 people.

Ethnicity[edit]

The village is approximately 99% Slovak.

Facilities[edit]

The village has a public library, a gym and football pitch.

Points of interests[edit]

At Jarok, there is a high power mediumwave broadcasting station. It works on 1098 kHz and uses as antenna tower a 133 metres tall guyed mast. Construction work on facility started in 1984. Inauguration was in 1988.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://en.e-obce.sk/obec/jarok/jarok.html

Genealogical resources[edit]

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

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1763-1895 (parish A)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 48°16′33″N 17°57′11″E / 48.275767°N 17.953162°E / 48.275767; 17.953162