Pilar, Province of Abra

Summary data
Typemunicipality
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 / km2 (401 / sq mi)
Coordinates17° 25' North, 120° 36' East (17.4168, 120.5954)
Estimated elevation above sea level326.8 meters (1,071.8 feet)

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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 10,223. This represented 4.24% of the total population of Abra province, or 0.59% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 155 inhabitants per square kilometer or 401 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Pilar has 19 barangays as shown in the following table.

Demographic profile of barangays
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.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
6,025
6,9591.42%
7,4531.39%
7,5180.17%
8,4511.18%
9,1831.57%
9,3280.34%
9,7920.67%
9,9080.43%
10,2230.60%

Location

The municipal center of Pilar is situated at approximately 17° 25' North, 120° 36' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is 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.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

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

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 10,223, ranked 1,529 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 25.52 square kilometers, ranked 1,271 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 155 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,135 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.60%, ranked 1,351 out of 1,634

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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