Bilar, Province of Bohol

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceBohol
Barangay count19
Postal code6317
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)129.71 km2 (50.08 sq mi)
Population (2015)17,590
Density (2015)136 / km2 (351 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 42' North, 124° 6' East (9.7069, 124.1044)
Estimated elevation above sea level298.4 meters (978.8 feet)

Bilar is a landlocked municipality in the island province of Bohol.

The municipality has a land area of 129.71 square kilometers or 50.08 square miles which constitutes 2.69% of Bohol's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 17,590. This represented 1.34% of the total population of Bohol province, or 0.24% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 136 inhabitants per square kilometer or 351 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Bilar 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)
Bonifacio1.48%260262-0.76%-0.15%
Bugang Norte3.59%632650-2.77%-0.53%
Bugang Sur5.22%918940-2.34%-0.45%
Cabacnitan4.41%7757454.03%0.75%
Cambigsi3.51%618689-10.30%-2.05%
Campagao7.61%1,3391,2844.28%0.80%
Cansumbol6.76%1,1891,235-3.72%-0.72%
Dagohoy4.34%764836-8.61%-1.70%
Owac5.53%973975-0.21%-0.04%
Poblacion9.03%1,5881,5005.87%1.09%
Quezon3.51%618668-7.49%-1.47%
Riverside5.75%1,01288614.22%2.56%
Rizal2.42%425456-6.80%-1.33%
Roxas6.59%1,1591,01114.64%2.64%
Subayon7.41%1,3031,2008.58%1.58%
Villa Aurora4.19%7377310.82%0.16%
Villa Suerte1.32%232269-13.75%-2.78%
Yanaya7.32%1,2881,12314.69%2.64%
Zamora10.01%1,7601,6387.45%1.38%
Bilar Total17,59017,0982.88%0.54%

Historical population

The population of Bilar grew from 9,930 in 1960 to 17,590 in 2015, an increase of 7,660 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.54%, or an increase of 492 people, from the previous population of 17,098 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
9,930
11,1541.14%
12,2261.86%
12,7150.79%
14,9261.62%
16,0291.34%
16,6280.79%
17,0780.37%
17,0980.04%
17,5900.54%

Location

The municipal center of Bilar is situated at approximately 9° 42' North, 124° 6' East, in the island of Bohol. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 298.4 meters or 978.8 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 Bilar are Tagbilaran, Talisay, Carcar, Naga, Lapu-Lapu, and Cebu City. The nearest municipalities are Sevilla, Batuan, Loboc, Dimiao, Lila, and Sikatuna. Its distance from the national capital is 638.32 kilometers (396.63 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Sevilla, Bohol, 6.38 kilometers (3.96 miles) to the West (S86°W)
  • Batuan, Bohol, 9.84 kilometers (6.11 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N30°E)
  • Loboc, Bohol, 11.15 kilometers (6.93 miles) to the Southwest (S45°W)
  • Dimiao, Bohol, 12.87 kilometers (8.00 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S30°E)
  • Lila, Bohol, 12.90 kilometers (8.02 miles) to the South (S4°W)
  • Sikatuna, Bohol, 14.47 kilometers (8.99 miles) to the West (S82°W)

Nearest cities

  • Tagbilaran, Bohol, 28.18 kilometers (17.51 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S75°W)
  • Talisay, Cebu, 65.82 kilometers (40.90 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N25°W)
  • Carcar, Cebu, 67.16 kilometers (41.73 miles) to the Northwest (N49°W)
  • Naga, Cebu, 67.39 kilometers (41.87 miles) to the Northwest (N34°W)
  • Lapu-Lapu, 68.93 kilometers (42.83 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N14°W)
  • Cebu City, 70.51 kilometers (43.82 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N19°W)

Distance from Manila: 638.32 kilometers (396.63 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N32°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 17,590, ranked 1,333 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 50.08 square kilometers, ranked 850 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 136 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,204 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.54%, ranked 1,383 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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