is a town in Falcón Municipality
. The population was 2,967 at the 2000 census.
Jadacaquiva is located at (11.9066667, -70.0952778).
As of the census
, 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%).
Jadacaquiva was founded on land bought at the end of the 1700s
by D. Alonso Arias. It became a parish
, 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 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.