Pilar, Province of Bohol

Summary data
Typemunicipality
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 / km2 (586 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 50' North, 124° 20' East (9.8373, 124.3333)
Estimated elevation above sea level171.1 meters (561.3 feet)

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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 27,256. This represented 2.07% of the total population of Bohol province, or 0.37% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 226 inhabitants per square kilometer or 586 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Pilar has 21 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)
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.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,888
13,9285.07%
14,9021.36%
19,9302.95%
21,1411.11%
25,0953.74%
27,2761.16%
26,887-0.52%
27,2560.26%

Location

The municipal center of Pilar is situated at approximately 9° 50' North, 124° 20' East, in the island of Bohol. Elevation at these coordinates is 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.

great-circle distance

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)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 27,256, ranked 1,016 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 46.48 square kilometers, ranked 900 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 226 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 892 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.26%, ranked 1,486 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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