Gogolin is a town in Upper Silesia, in the Opole Voivodeship. It is known to every Pole for being a town from Poszła Karolinka do Gogolina (English: Caroline went to Gogolin) folk song. The characters from the song, Karolinka and Karliczek, are even shown in the town’s coat of arms. Gogolin is not a typical holiday resort. It may, however, appear to be an interesting place for a weekend getaway for those tired of the big city’s hustle and bustle.
Gogolin commune is well-situated in a close proximity to large industrial centres: Opole and Kedzierzyn Kozle. Such a location makes people choose Gogolin as a place to live in; this phenomenon is visible in a number of newly built houses.
Gogolin lies in Upper Silesia, in the Opole Voivodeship, in Krapkowice County. The town is inhabited by approximately 6,500 people and has a total area of 20,35 km².
The first records about Gogolin are from 1223. From the first half of the 14th century the village was the property of the Czech Republic and from 1740s it belonged to Prussia. At that time it was a typical village, populated by 312 people.