The municipality is located in the foothills of the valley on the River Hornonitrianska kotlina Handlovka, between the mountains and Žiar Vtáčnik. The center is located at an altitude of 360 m nm and is eight kilometers from Handlová and nine kilometers from Prievidza away.
The municipality was created in 1960 by merger of places Chrenovec (Hungarian Nyitratormás - to 1907 Chrenóc ) and Brusno, however, was only the beginning Chrenovec because Brusno was only a district. Only in 1993 it received its present name after it has been officially converted into a double community. 1976-1990 the neighboring Lipník was part of the community.
Was Chrenovec for the first time in 1243 as Hyrenouch, Brusno 1430 mentioned as Brus writing. Both belonged to 1243 Dobák the family, then the manor of Castle Bojnice.
1828 there were 27 houses in Chrenovec and 186 inhabitants in 33 houses and 232 inhabitants Brusno.
According to the 2011 census lived in Chrenovec - Brusno 1,383 inhabitants, of whom 1,335 Slovaks, Czechs, five, three German, Hungarians and Poles; a resident had a different ethnic group. 33 inhabitants did not know. 1,015 residents pleaded with the Roman Catholic Church, nine per inhabitant for the Evangelical Church AB and evangelistic church, two residents of the Greek Catholic Church and one population to the Orthodox Church, the Reformed Church and the Jehovah's Witnesses; three residents were other denomination. 233 inhabitants were non-denominational and 109 inhabitants, the denomination is not determined.
Results according to the census 2001 (1.281 inhabitants):
- 98.67 % Slovaks
- 0.39% Germans
- 0.31% of Hungarians
- 0.31% Czechs
- 0.23% Poland
- 85.64 % Roman Catholic
- 11.71 % religious affiliation
- 1.80 % no answer
- 0.70% Evangelical
- 0.08 % Greek Catholic
- Extended Roman Catholic Archangel Michael Church, originally built in the 14th century, 1947