Pilar
Province of Abra

Summary data
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceAbra
Barangay count19
Postal code2812
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)66.10 km2
(25.52 sq. mi)
Population (2015)10,223
Density (2015)155 per km2
(401 per sq. mi)
Coordinates17° 25' North, 120° 36' East
(17.4168 ° N, 120.5954 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
326.8 meters
(1,071.8 feet)
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Pilar is a municipality in the landlocked province of Abra.

The municipality has a land area of 66.10 square kilometers or 25.52 square miles which constitutes 1.59% of Abra's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 10,223 representing 4.24% of the total population of Abra province, or 0.59% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 155 inhabitants per square kilometer or 401 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Pilar has 19 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2015)
Population
(2010)
Change
(2010-2015)

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Bolbolo8.17%835851-1.88%-0.36%
Brookside3.59%3673660.27%0.05%
Dalit7.84%8017733.62%0.68%
Dintan4.06%41535716.25%2.91%
Gapang7.39%75563019.84%3.51%
Kinabiti8.13%83173712.75%2.31%
Maliplipit3.01%3083012.33%0.44%
Nagcanasan2.61%2672593.09%0.58%
Nanangduan3.13%320329-2.74%-0.53%
Narnara3.14%32128413.03%2.36%
Ocup4.99%5104835.59%1.04%
Pang‑ot5.68%581592-1.86%-0.36%
Patad2.82%288306-5.88%-1.15%
Poblacion17.45%1,7841,7034.76%0.89%
San Juan East2.95%302338-10.65%-2.12%
San Juan West5.78%591602-1.83%-0.35%
South Balioag4.20%429470-8.72%-1.72%
Tikitik3.06%31327215.07%2.71%
Villavieja2.01%205255-19.61%-4.07%
Pilar Total10,2239,9083.18%0.60%
Historical population

The population of Pilar grew from 6,025 in 1960 to 10,223 in 2015, an increase of 4,198 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.60%, or an increase of 315 people, from the previous population of 9,908 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 156,025
1970 May 66,9591.42%
1975 May 17,4531.39%
1980 May 17,5180.17%
1990 May 18,4511.18%
1995 Sep 19,1831.57%
2000 May 19,3280.34%
2007 Aug 19,7920.67%
2010 May 19,9080.43%
2015 Aug 110,2230.60%
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The town center of Pilar is situated at approximately 17° 25' North, 120° 36' East, which has an elevation estimated at 326.8 meters or 1,071.8 feet above mean sea level.


Distances

Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to Pilar are Vigan, Candon, Batac, Laoag, Tabuk, and San Fernando. The nearest municipalities are Villaviciosa, San Isidro, Nagbukel, Manabo, Narvacan, and Santa Maria. Its distance from the national capital is 315.44 kilometers (196.01 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 315.44 kilometers (196.01 miles) to the South (S8°E)

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Postal codes are from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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