Pilar, Cebu

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This article is about the municipality of Pilar in Cebu province. For other Philippine municipalities, see Pilar.
Pilar
Municipality
Map of Cebu with Pilar highlighted
Map of Cebu with Pilar highlighted
Pilar is located in Philippines
Pilar
Pilar
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°48′N 124°33′E / 10.8°N 124.55°E / 10.8; 124.55Coordinates: 10°48′N 124°33′E / 10.8°N 124.55°E / 10.8; 124.55
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Cebu
District 5th district of Cebu
Barangay 13 (see § Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Eufracio Maratas (Template:One Cebu)
 • Vice mayor Grace Japlit
 • Town Council
 • Representative Red Durano
Area[2]
 • Total 32.42 km2 (12.52 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 11,308
 • Density 350/km2 (900/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 8,613
Demonym(s) Pilaranon
Time zone PHT (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6048
IDD:area code +63 (0)32
Income class 5th class
PSGC 072236000
Website elgu.ncc.gov.ph/ecommunity/pilar-cebu/

Pilar is a 5th municipal income class municipality on Camotes Islands in the province of Cebu, Philippines.[2] According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 11,308.[3] In the 2016 election, it had 8,613 registered voters.[4]

The municipality is contiguous with Ponson Island, one of the four Camotes Islands in the Camotes Sea (along with Pacijan Island, Poro Island, and Tulang Island). The island is about 10.6 kilometres (6.59 mi) long and 3.7 kilometres (2.30 mi) wide.

Barangays[edit]

Pilar comprises 13 barangays:[2]

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[5]
072236001 Biasong 3.1% 345 360 −0.81%
072236002 Cawit 17.0% 1,925 1,892 +0.33%
072236003 Dapdap 5.0% 563 781 −6.04%
072236004 Esperanza 7.2% 815 851 −0.82%
072236015 Imelda 5.1% 582 616 −1.08%
072236005 Lanao 9.1% 1,029 990 +0.74%
072236006 Lower Poblacion 6.6% 745 578 +4.95%
072236007 Moabog 9.1% 1,034 1,007 +0.51%
072236008 Montserrat 10.6% 1,202 1,303 −1.52%
072236011 San Isidro 4.3% 482 570 −3.14%
072236012 San Juan 6.5% 730 799 −1.70%
072236013 Upper Poblacion 7.6% 865 770 +2.24%
072236014 Villahermosa 8.8% 991 1,047 −1.04%
Total 11,308 11,564 −0.43%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Pilar
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 11,499 —    
1995 11,191 −0.51%
2000 11,226 +0.07%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2007 11,941 +0.86%
2010 11,564 −1.16%
2015 11,308 −0.43%
Source: Philippine Statistics Office[3][5][6]

In the 2016 election, it had 8,613 registered voters, meaning that 76% of the population are aged 18 and over.[4]

Language[edit]

People in Pilar mainly speak Cebuano with an accent similar to the locals of Bohol. Like most Filipinos, Pilaranons may also speak Tagalog and English.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Municipal: Pilar, Cebu". PSA. Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS)". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 

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