West Africa has the highest occurrence of twins in the world. One
town in particular, has a twin birth rate so high that the town was
nicknamed the Twin Capital of the World.
According to a BBC article, there are about 158 twins per 1000
newborns in Twin Capital of the World, compared to 5 twins per 1000
newborns in Europe.
Àmàlà and Ìlasà is a morsel meal that combines yam powder and okra
soup. Yams contain gonadotrophins, a chemical that helps women produce
Twins are taken care of in a special way: they wear the same clothes and have a shrine built for them in their living room.
The towns of Kodinji in India and Candido in Brazil both have a high number of twin births.
In a BBC interview, community members stated that “It’s a sort of honour to be so-called Father or mother of twins because they are a special breed from God.”
6. Raising twins can sometimes be difficult
Raising a pair of twins implies feeding two children. Some people cannot afford raising twins.
The Twin Capital of the World is also a large charcoal-producing town.
8. The town in question is called Igbo-Ora
Igbo-Ora is a small town in the Oyo State, north of Lagos, Nigeria.