Žirany (Hungarian: Zsére) is a village and municipality in the Nitra District in western central Slovakia, in the Nitra Region.
In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1113.
The village lies at an altitude of 250 metres and covers an area of 15.558 km². It has a population 1.355 people(cenzus 2011).
The population is 639 (47%) Magyar, 579 (43%) Slovak and 137 (10%) others.