Bilar, Bohol

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Bilar is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 09°36′N 123°57′E / 9.600°N 123.950°E / 9.600; 123.950Coordinates: 09°36′N 123°57′E / 9.600°N 123.950°E / 9.600; 123.950
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Bohol
District 3rd district of Bohol
Barangays 19
 • Mayor Norman D. Palacio
 • Total 133.15 km2 (51.41 sq mi)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 17,098
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6317
Dialing code 38
Income class 5th class

Bilar is a fifth class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 17,098 people.

During the Spanish regime, the Spaniards, in their effort to spread Christianity, toured the interior villages and somehow chanced to pass a plateau where a group of women were drying palay. When the women were asked as to the name of the place, the immediate reply was "nagbilad", meaning drying, thinking that the foreigners were asking their activity. The Spaniards shorten the term to "bilad" and later on to "bilar" due to the difficulty in pronouncing the term. By virtue of a royal decree, the name Bilar was adopted as the official name of the municipality.


Bilar is politically subdivided into 19 barangays.

  • Bonifacio
  • Bugang Norte
  • Bugang Sur
  • Cabacnitan (Magsaysay)
  • Cambigsi
  • Campagao
  • Cansumbol
  • Dagohoy
  • Owac
  • Poblacion
  • Quezon
  • Riverside
  • Rizal
  • Roxas
  • Subayon
  • Villa Aurora
  • Villa Suerte
  • Yanaya
  • Zamora


Population census of Bilar
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 14,926 —    
1995 16,029 +1.34%
2000 16,628 +0.79%
2007 17,078 +0.37%
2010 17,098 +0.04%
Source: National Statistics Office[2][3]



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