Goldkronach

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Goldkronach
Coat of arms of Goldkronach
Coat of arms
Location of Goldkronach
Goldkronach is located in Germany
Goldkronach
Goldkronach
Goldkronach is located in Bavaria
Goldkronach
Goldkronach
Coordinates: 50°0′41.40″N 11°41′14.33″E / 50.0115000°N 11.6873139°E / 50.0115000; 11.6873139Coordinates: 50°0′41.40″N 11°41′14.33″E / 50.0115000°N 11.6873139°E / 50.0115000; 11.6873139
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberfranken
DistrictBayreuth
Government
 • MayorHolger Bär (XXX)
Area
 • Total23.24 km2 (8.97 sq mi)
Elevation
443 m (1,453 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total3,509
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
95497
Dialling codes09273
Vehicle registrationBT
Websitewww.goldkronach.de

Goldkronach is a town in the district of Bayreuth, in Bavaria, Germany.[2] It is situated near the Fichtelgebirge, 12 km northeast of Bayreuth.

Town hall Goldkronach
Goldkronach
Goldkronach Market place

History[edit]

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.[3]

Population development[edit]

  • 1961: 2945
  • 1970: 2935
  • 1987: 2903
  • 2000: 3598
  • 2010: 3606

Sons and daughters of the city[edit]

Sigismund von Reitzenstein

Personalities who lived and worked in Goldkronach[edit]

Alexander von Humboldt in 1843

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). September 2018.
  2. ^ "Translation of Goldkronach Info". Retrieved 2008-05-29.
  3. ^ "Translation of Goldkronach's History". Retrieved 2008-05-29.