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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.


In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1113.


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.


The village is approximately 99% Slovak.


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.

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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)

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