KIEV, Jan 28, 2016:
A village in Ukraine has been branded the ”Land of the Twins” because a record-breaking 122 of them live there.
The village of Velikaya Kopanya in south-west Ukraine’s Zakarpattia Oblast region has less than 4,000 inhabitants.
But the amount of twins for such a small place is extraordinary high, with 122 of them in total, according to the Mirror.
The village with 61 pairs of twins has already made it into the Ukraine’s record book and may end up in the Guinness Book of World Records .
Locals said that the amount of newly-born twins in the village is higher than anywhere else in the country.
Maryana Savka, a local councillor, said: “The ultimate baby boom came in the year 2004. But ever since then we are having at least between two and three sets of twins born every year.”
Local villagers believe that the reason for the ‘twin-boom’ is the special local water which they claim has health-giving properties.
Yuriy Shevira, one of twins of the village, said his father puts it all down to the local water.
Anna Tsogla is officially the mother of the youngest twins of the village and she said she “knew all along” she would have twins.http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/village-known-land-twins-because-7254031