Pilar
Province of Bohol

Summary data
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceBohol
Barangay count21
Postal code6321
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)120.39 km2
(46.48 sq. mi)
Population (2015)27,256
Density (2015)226 per km2
(586 per sq. mi)
Coordinates9° 50' North, 124° 20' East
(9.8373 ° N, 124.3333 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
171.1 meters
(561.3 feet)
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Pilar is a landlocked municipality in the island province of Bohol.

The municipality has a land area of 120.39 square kilometers or 46.48 square miles which constitutes 2.50% of Bohol's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 27,256 representing 2.07% of the total population of Bohol province, or 0.37% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 226 inhabitants per square kilometer or 586 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Pilar has 21 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

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

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Aurora1.58%4314105.12%0.96%
Bagacay3.16%862890-3.15%-0.61%
Bagumbayan7.00%1,9081,72510.61%1.94%
Bayong5.25%1,4321,493-4.09%-0.79%
Buenasuerte6.95%1,8941,918-1.25%-0.24%
Cagawasan3.96%1,0791,086-0.64%-0.12%
Cansungay3.01%8207696.63%1.23%
Catagda‑an5.47%1,4921,546-3.49%-0.67%
Del Pilar3.29%8988900.90%0.17%
Estaca10.73%2,9242,57513.55%2.45%
Ilaud2.80%764929-17.76%-3.65%
Inaghuban3.90%1,0621,235-14.01%-2.83%
La Suerte2.66%726752-3.46%-0.67%
Lumbay4.45%1,2121,1614.39%0.82%
Lundag2.89%7897357.35%1.36%
Pamacsalan2.41%656666-1.50%-0.29%
Poblacion10.60%2,8902,8062.99%0.56%
Rizal5.23%1,4251,28211.15%2.03%
San Carlos2.49%679744-8.74%-1.73%
San Isidro9.19%2,5062,4113.94%0.74%
San Vicente2.96%807864-6.60%-1.29%
Pilar Total27,25626,8871.37%0.26%
Historical population

The population of Pilar grew from 10,888 in 1970 to 27,256 in 2015, an increase of 16,368 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.26%, or an increase of 369 people, from the previous population of 26,887 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 15
1970 May 610,888
1975 May 113,9285.07%
1980 May 114,9021.36%
1990 May 119,9302.95%
1995 Sep 121,1411.11%
2000 May 125,0953.74%
2007 Aug 127,2761.16%
2010 May 126,887-0.52%
2015 Aug 127,2560.26%
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The town center of Pilar is situated at approximately 9° 50' North, 124° 20' East, which has an elevation estimated at 171.1 meters or 561.3 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 Tagbilaran, Maasin, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, Talisay, and Cebu City. The nearest municipalities are Sierra Bullones, Dagohoy, Alicia, Carmen, San Miguel, and Duero. Its distance from the national capital is 639.97 kilometers (397.66 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

  • Sierra Bullones, Bohol, 5.63 kilometers (3.50 miles) to the Southwest (S54°W)
  • Dagohoy, Bohol, 11.13 kilometers (6.91 miles) to the North (N10°W)
  • Alicia, Bohol, 13.59 kilometers (8.44 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N60°E)
  • Carmen, Bohol, 14.97 kilometers (9.30 miles) to the West (S85°W)
  • San Miguel, Bohol, 16.49 kilometers (10.25 miles) to the North (N2°E)
  • Duero, Bohol, 16.52 kilometers (10.26 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S28°E)

Nearest cities

  • Tagbilaran, Bohol, 56.66 kilometers (35.21 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S67°W)
  • Maasin, Southern Leyte, 65.06 kilometers (40.43 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N60°E)
  • Lapu-Lapu, 67.19 kilometers (41.75 miles) to the Northwest (N39°W)
  • Mandaue, 68.82 kilometers (42.76 miles) to the Northwest (N38°W)
  • Talisay, Cebu, 69.77 kilometers (43.35 miles) to the Northwest (N50°W)
  • Cebu City, 71.07 kilometers (44.16 miles) to the Northwest (N43°W)

Distance from Manila: 639.97 kilometers (397.66 miles) to the Northwest (N34°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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