Pinili, officially the Municipality of Pinili (Ilocano: Ili ti Pinili; Filipino: Bayan ng Pinili), is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Ilocos Norte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 17,300 people. The place is called Pinili because Gregorio Aglipay, founder of the Philippine Independent Church, chose (pinili in Tagalog) to hide in this mountainous municipality. Aglipay has a statue in honor of him, having a bible and a revolver in his hands.
Pinili is politically subdivided into 25 barangays.
In the 2015 census, the population of Pinili was 17,300 people, with a density of 190 inhabitants per square kilometre or 490 inhabitants per square mile.
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