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See the town with the highest number of twin births

Igbo Ora, a town in Oyo state Nigeria, is known for having the highest number of twin births in the world. The town has over two hundred people.



The town today is the location of the newly established Oyo State College of Agriculture (since 2006). The College has contributed significantly to the socio-economi could and demographic development of the town. The Oyo state government has just approved a High Court of Justice. The Federal government is also said to have approved the location of a Police Training College in the town. 

The unusually large number of twin births in the region has earned the town the sobriquet Twins Capital of the world. In Igbo-Ora, research has suggested that the multiple births could be related to the eating habits of the women in the region.Though no direct relation between dietary intake and twin births has been proved, a research study carried out at the University of Lagos Teaching Hospital has suggested that a chemical found in Igbo-Ora women and the peelings of a widely consumed tuber (yams) could be responsible.

There is of course the possible explanation that the large number of twins being born here could simply be a matter of genetics.


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