Interesting Place # 123 - Velikaya Kopanya

There are 58 pairs of twins in Velikaya Kopanya - a village of only 4,000 people.

(The most recent statistics, part of a 2004 study by the National Centre for Health Statistics show that twins represent 32.21 of every 1,000 births. So Velikaya Kopanya is a statistical anomaly. The locals say it's the water, which has a reputation for being near-miraculous. And it's not just the locals that believe this, many people from neighbouring towns visit to collect water and there are always a number of vans and cars parked by the foot of the mountain. If it guarantees that you have twins, I would avoid it like the plague.)

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  1. Hi,

    I was born in 1927, in small village, in Vlachovo, Czehoslovakia.

    I am looking for some information about:
    • The village - Vil'chivka (Ölyvös, Вільхівка, Ольховка) in Ukraine.
    • The district of my village: - Irshavsky Raion (Іршавський район, Іршаўскі раён) in South West of Ukraine (Zakarpattia Oblast, Закарпатська область, Закарпатская область).

    The information that I am looking for, is history of the place, maps of the village. Moreover, I am looking for people from this place.

    Thanks,
    David Hershkovich
    hdb1952@gmail.com

    P.S.
    Map of the Area (48°16' N, 23°04'E):
    http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~shtetm~-1049283

    http://atlas.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&formtype=latlong&latlongtype=decimal&latitude=48.2667&longitude=23.0667&size=big

    http://data.jewishgen.org/maps/mapdist8.asp?lat=48.2667&long=23.0667

    Zakarpattia Oblast:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zakarpattia_Oblast

    Irshava:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irshava

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