Jadacaquiva

Jadacaquiva

Jadacaquiva is a town in Falcón Municipality, Falcón State, Venezuela. The population was 2,967 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Jadacaquiva is located at (11.9066667, -70.0952778).

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,967 people, 811 households, and 586 families residing in the town. The gender makeup of the town was 1,523 males (51.33%) and 1,444 females (48.67%).

History

Jadacaquiva was founded on land bought at the end of the 1700s by D. Alonso Arias. It became a parish in 1819, under the sponsorship of Mérida's Bishop Rafael Lasso de la Vega.

Venezuelan Marshal and President Juan Crisóstomo Falcón was born in a nearby farm in 1820.

Jadacaquiva's Church

Jadacaquiva's Church is unique in many of its architectural elements. It was built by Don Alejandro de Quevedo Villegas and his wife, Doña Rosa, in 1749. The construction was a last will mandate by local landowner D. Diego Laguna.

The Church has architectural elements of the Jewish religion. The structure of the campanile, separate from the church, is styled [[Caribbea] Dutch]] (common to Curacao architecture). It is believed that masons from nearby Curacao were brought to help during its construction.

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