Pilar, officially the Municipality of Pilar, (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Pilar; Tagalog: Bayan ng Pilar), is a 5th class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 11,308 people.
|Municipality of Pilar|
Map of Cebu with Pilar highlighted
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|District||5th district of Cebu|
|Barangays||13 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Manuel P. Santiago|
|• Vice Mayor||Antonio R. Ceballos|
|• Congressman||Vincent Franco D. Frasco|
|• Electorate||8,613 voters (2016)|
|• Total||32.42 km2 (12.52 sq mi)|
|• Density||350/km2 (900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)32|
|Income class||5th municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||46.6 million (2016)|
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.
Pilar is bordered to the north by the Province of Leyte in the Camotes Sea, to the west is by the island of Poro Island With the town of Tudela, to the east is the Camotes Sea facing the Province of Leyte and to the south is also the Camotes Sea
Pilar comprises 13 barangays:
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
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.
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- "Province: Cebu". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
- Census of Population (2015). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
- Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
- 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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