Chako Paul City (or Shakebao) is a fictional town of 25,000 all-female residents located in northern Sweden, reports of which surfaced in Chinese press agencies Xinhua and Harbin News in 2009. Said to have been founded in 1820 by a wealthy, man-hating widow, men are barred from entering the town and most of its desperate, sex-starved inhabitants have turned to lesbianism. Immediately following the reports, millions of Chinese men swamped Swedish tourist companies with requests for information about it.
Claes Bertilson, spokesperson for Sweden's Association of Local Authorities and Regions, said: “At 25,000 residents, the town would be one of the largest in northern Sweden, and I find it hard to believe that you could keep something like that a secret for more than 150 years.”
- ↑ Landes, David. "Chinese media tempted by fantasy of women-only Swedish town" The Local 5 Oct 09
- ↑ Chow, Elaine (2009-10-09). "The complete story of the fabled Swedish Lesbian City". Shanghaiist. http://shanghaiist.com/2009/10/09/the_complete_story_of_the_fabled_sw.php. Retrieved 2009-10-28.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "Sex-mad men search for 'lesbian' Chako Paul City". The Australian. 2009-10-08. http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,26182241-12377,00.html. Retrieved 2009-10-28. "The myth has been embraced by the Chinese media, with millions of men crippling the country’s internet providers trying to find out how to get to the town."
- ↑ "Women-only town of Swedish lesbians 'does not exist'" Telegraph.co.uk 9 Oct 09
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