The mysterious Chinese ‘village of Twins’


The remote Qingyuan village is home to 367 households and 39 pairs of twins. The village’s primary school has a set of twins in almost every class. Even the local chickens are reportedly laying eggs with double yolks. The locals are baffled by the fact that so many of them are twins.


The oldest set of twins in the village are 89 years old.  A villager Huang Haiqing is well known in the village. In his family, three generations are twins. Huang has a twin brother who also had twin sons and his grandsons are a pair of twins. His niece also gave birth to twin sons.

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.

This isn’t an isolated case. In 2009 it was reported that Kodinhi, a village in India was going through a similar situation.

In a village of 2,000 people, it was reported that there were over 200 sets of twins.



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