Bilar
Province of Bohol

Summary data
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 per km2
(351 per sq. mi)
Coordinates9° 42' North, 124° 6' East
(9.7069 ° N, 124.1044 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
298.4 meters
(978.8 feet)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 17,590 representing 1.34% of the total population of Bohol province, or 0.24% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 136 inhabitants per square kilometer or 351 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Bilar 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)
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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 159,930
1970 May 611,1541.14%
1975 May 112,2261.86%
1980 May 112,7150.79%
1990 May 114,9261.62%
1995 Sep 116,0291.34%
2000 May 116,6280.79%
2007 Aug 117,0780.37%
2010 May 117,0980.04%
2015 Aug 117,5900.54%
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The town center of Bilar is situated at approximately 9° 42' North, 124° 6' East, which has an elevation 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.

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)

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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