Pilar, Province of Cebu

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
Barangay count13
Postal code6048
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCamotes Sea
Area (2007)32.42 km2 (12.52 sq mi)
Population (2015)11,308
Density (2015)349 / km2 (903 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 48' North, 124° 34' East (10.8063, 124.5653)
Estimated elevation above sea level11.3 meters (37.0 feet)

Pilar is a coastal municipality in the island province of Cebu.

The municipality has a land area of 32.42 square kilometers or 12.52 square miles which constitutes 0.66% of Cebu's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 11,308. This represented 0.38% of the total population of Cebu province, or 0.15% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 349 inhabitants per square kilometer or 903 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Pilar has 13 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)
Biasong3.05%345360-4.17%-0.81%
Cawit17.02%1,9251,8921.74%0.33%
Dapdap4.98%563781-27.91%-6.04%
Esperanza7.21%815851-4.23%-0.82%
Imelda5.15%582616-5.52%-1.08%
Lanao9.10%1,0299903.94%0.74%
Lower Poblacion6.59%74557828.89%4.95%
Moabog9.14%1,0341,0072.68%0.51%
Montserrat10.63%1,2021,303-7.75%-1.52%
San Isidro4.26%482570-15.44%-3.14%
San Juan6.46%730799-8.64%-1.70%
Upper Poblacion7.65%86577012.34%2.24%
Villahermosa8.76%9911,047-5.35%-1.04%
Pilar Total11,30811,564-2.21%-0.43%

Historical population

The population of Pilar grew from 8,816 in 1960 to 11,308 in 2015, an increase of 2,492 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a negative growth rate of 0.43%, or a decrease of 256 people, from the previous population of 11,564 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,816
9,5410.78%
10,6242.18%
11,1260.93%
11,4990.33%
11,191-0.51%
11,2260.07%
11,9410.86%
11,564-1.16%
11,308-0.43%

Location

The municipal center of Pilar is situated at approximately 10° 48' North, 124° 34' East, in the island of Ponson. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 11.3 meters or 37.0 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 Ormoc, Baybay, Bogo, Danao, Tacloban, and Maasin. The nearest municipalities are Merida, Albuera, Isabel, Tudela, Poro, and San Francisco. Its distance from the national capital is 571.71 kilometers (355.25 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Merida, Leyte, 11.72 kilometers (7.29 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N15°W)
  • Albuera, Leyte, 18.88 kilometers (11.73 miles) to the Northeast (N49°E)
  • Isabel, Leyte, 19.11 kilometers (11.87 miles) to the Northwest (N46°W)
  • Tudela, Cebu, 21.49 kilometers (13.36 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S29°W)
  • Poro, Cebu, 26.03 kilometers (16.18 miles) to the Southwest (S41°W)
  • San Francisco, Cebu, 26.81 kilometers (16.66 miles) to the Southwest (S48°W)

Nearest cities

  • Ormoc, Leyte, 22.39 kilometers (13.91 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N12°E)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 29.10 kilometers (18.08 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S60°E)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 66.45 kilometers (41.29 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N66°W)
  • Danao, Cebu, 66.84 kilometers (41.53 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S62°W)
  • Tacloban, 68.37 kilometers (42.48 miles) to the Northeast (N45°E)
  • Maasin, Southern Leyte, 80.51 kilometers (50.03 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S22°E)

Distance from Manila: 571.71 kilometers (355.25 miles) to the Northwest (N42°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 11,308, ranked 1,503 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 12.52 square kilometers, ranked 1,523 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 349 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 571 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): -0.43%, ranked 1,590 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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