|• Mayor||Holger Bär (XXX)|
|• Total||30.68 km2 (11.85 sq mi)|
|Elevation||443 m (1,453 ft)|
|• Density||110/km2 (300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
On 25 June 1836, at 22:15, residents awoke to a man yelling "Fire! Fire!". In almost 2 hours, almost half of the eastern part of the town was burnt down, including the parish church, the two schools, City Hall, 55 houses, and 16 outbuildings. 127 families were rendered homeless. Three years later, on 18 June 1839 midnight, another fire broke out in the market. Within two hours, 29 houses and 17 outbuildings in the south side of town were the victims of the fire.
- 1961: 2945
- 1970: 2935
- 1987: 2903
- 2000: 3598
- 2010: 3606
Sons and daughters of the city
- Sigismund von Reitzenstein (1766-1847), politician and diplomat of Baden
Personalities who lived and worked in Goldkronach
- Georgius Agricola (1494-1555), scholar of the Renaissance and the father of the mineralogy. For Goldkronach in his writings, Agricola called a weekly gold transfer of 1500 Gulden.[clarification needed]
- Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), German natural scientist, from 1792 to 1796 Oberbergmeister and Oberbergrat in the Prussian Goldkronach. Humboldt revolutionized mining from a technical point of view, but also introduced measures for the education and social protection of miners.
- "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). September 2018.
- "Translation of Goldkronach Info". Retrieved 2008-05-29.
- "Translation of Goldkronach's History". Retrieved 2008-05-29.