The mysterious ‘village of twins’: Remote community in China has 39 pairs of twins
A village in China has hit the spotlight after it was revealed that a high number of its residents are twins.
Qingyuan, a rural village in mountainous Chongqing, has only 367 households but 39 pairs of twins reports the People’s Daily Online.
Over time, Qingyuan has become known as twin village with the local primary school containing a set of twins in almost every class.
The oldest set of twins in the village are 89 years old.
Many people find it hard to believe how the village has so many twins.
Some people have moved to the village in the hope that they will give birth to twins
Qingyuan village is high up at an altitude of 1100 metres with an annual sunshine of around 867 hours and average annual temperature of 13.7 degrees Celsius.
Locals have organised for a large number of local experts to conduct research on the village.