Pilar, Cebu

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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
Government
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Eufracio Maratas (1‑Cebu)
 • Vice mayor Grace Japlit
 • Town Council
 • Representative Red Durano
Area[1]
 • Total 32.42 km2 (12.52 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[2]
 • Total 11,308
 • Density 350/km2 (900/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[3] 8,613
Demonym(s) Pilaranon
Time zone PST (UTC+08:00)
ZIP code 6048
PSGC 072236000
IDD:area code +63 (0)32
Income class 5th class
Climate type Tropical rainforest climate

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

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

Pilar comprises 13 barangays:

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[2] 2010[4]
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

Population of Pilar
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 4,461 —    
1918 5,213 +1.04%
1939 8,142 +2.15%
1948 8,663 +0.69%
1960 8,816 +0.15%
1970 9,541 +0.79%
1975 10,624 +2.18%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1980 11,126 +0.93%
1990 11,499 +0.33%
1995 11,191 −0.51%
2000 11,226 +0.07%
2007 11,941 +0.86%
2010 11,564 −1.16%
2015 11,308 −0.43%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[2][4][5]

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 8,613 registered voters, meaning that 76% of the population are aged 18 and over.[3]

Language

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. Waray is also spoken due to its proximity to Leyte.

The town is home to the Porohanon language, one of the most endangered languages in the Visayas. The language is only used in the Poro islands. The language is classified as distinct from Sebwano (Bisaya) by the Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino and is vital to the culture and arts of the Porohanon people.

References

  1. ^ "Province: Cebu". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO. 


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