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 Jesus Fernandez (BAKUD)
 • Vice mayor Eli Borinaga
 • Town Council
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

Pilar is a fifth 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]

  • Biasong
  • Cawit
  • Dapdap
  • Esperanza
  • Lanao
  • Lower Poblacion
  • Moabog
  • Montserrat
  • San Isidro
  • San Juan
  • Upper Poblacion
  • Villahermosa
  • Imelda

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Pilar
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 11,499 —    
1995 11,191 −0.51%
2000 11,226 +0.07%
2007 11,941 +0.86%
2010 11,564 −1.16%
Source: National Statistics Office[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 PSA; Census of Population (2015), "Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS)", Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay, retrieved 20 June 2016 
  4. ^ a b c "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ PSA; Census of Population (2010), "Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS)", Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay, retrieved 29 June 2016 
  6. ^ NSO; Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007), "Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS)", Total Population by Province, City and Municipality, archived from the original on 24 June 2011 

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