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Kodinhi village in Malappuram, Kerala has the highest number of twins in the world.

Kodinhi village in Malappuram, Kerala has the highest number of twins in the world.
Kodinhi village in Malappuram, Kerala has the highest number of twins in the world.
Kodinhi, a remote and sleepy village in Kerala's Malappuram district, continues to be a mystery to researchers. This village has the largest number of twins in the country.

According to estimates, there are at least 400 pairs of twins in the village that has a population of 2000 families. While official estimates in 2008 pegged the number of twins in the village to 280 pairs, the number has only increased in the years that followed, residents point out. While the national average of twin births is not more than 9 in 1000 births, in Kodinhi, the number is as high as 45 in 1000 births.