October 5, 2009
Report of town with no men confuses Swedes
Swedish tourism officials said they are skeptical of claims in Chinese media outlets of a mythical town in the Scandinavian country where no men are allowed.
Claes Bertilson, a spokesman for Sweden's Association of Local Authorities and Regions, said he has never heard of Chako Paul City, which China's state-run Xinhua news agency said was founded in a wooded region of northern Sweden in 1820, The Local reported Monday.
I've never heard anything about it, he said.
Xinhua said men who attempt to enter the
women-only city are
beaten half to death by police and China's Harbin News said many women in the city turn to homosexuality
because they could not suppress their sexual needs.
Bertilson said he does not know where the Chinese outlets got their information.
I have no idea where something like this could have come from, he said.