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Jacarilla (Valencian: Xacarella) is a municipality and village in the province of Alicante and autonomous community of Valencia, Spain. The municipality covers an area of 12.2 square kilometres (4.7 sq mi) and as of 2011 had a population of 2,102 people.[1]

Places of interest[edit]

The Palace is a place of significant historical interest in the village. The magnificent country palace was built and owned by the Marques de Fontabla about 90 years ago. However he died in the 1930s and his daughter married and moved away. The Fontabla family were noble land owners who owned most of the land in the village for centuries. In 1947 they divided up the land and sold it to the workers, bringing prosperity to the village. The main source of income has always been agriculture, especially citrus fruits, oranges and lemons.[2]

Jacarilla Palace.
Jacarilla Palace.


  1. ^ "Alicante/Alacant: Población por municipios y sexo:Cifras oficiales de población resultantes de la revisión del Padrón municipal a 1 de enero de 2011". Spanish Census. Instituto Nacional de Estadística. Archived from the original on 21 May 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ Leader News

Coordinates: 38°04′N 0°52′W / 38.067°N 0.867°W / 38.067; -0.867