From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other uses, see ANS (disambiguation).
Municipality of Belgium
Place Nicolai Ans
Place Nicolai Ans
Flag of Ans
Coat of arms of Ans
Coat of arms
Ans is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°40′N 05°31′E / 50.667°N 5.517°E / 50.667; 5.517Coordinates: 50°40′N 05°31′E / 50.667°N 5.517°E / 50.667; 5.517
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Liège
Arrondissement Liège
 • Mayor Stéphane Moreau (PS)
 • Governing party/ies PS
 • Total 23.35 km2 (9.02 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 27,769
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Postal codes 4430, 4431, 4432
Area codes 04

Ans (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃s]; Walloon: Anse) is a small Belgian municipality located in the Walloon province of Liège. On January 1, 2006 Ans had a total population of 27,322. The total area is 23.35 km² which gives a population density of 1,170 inhabitants per km². Its postal code is 4430.



Year Population Change Density
2002 27,587 - 1,173.91/km²
2004 27,397 -190 or -0.68% 1,173.20/km²
2006 27,322 -75 or -0.27% 1,170.10/km²

About Ans[edit]

The railway station of Ans near Liège, Wallonia, Belgium.

Ans is also the finish location of the famous road bicycle race Liège–Bastogne–Liège, the oldest of the classic cycle races held every April.

Ans is bounded with Liège, Seraing, Herstal, Saint-Nicolas and Flémalle, the agglomeration of Liège with 600,000 people.


Since 1999, the twinnings with the Pays d'Ans association with Périgord. This association contains six municipalities and all with the descendants of Ans: Badefols-d'Ans, La Boissière-d'Ans, Chourgnac d’Ans, Granges-d'Ans, Sainte-Eulalie-d'Ans and Saint-Pantaly-d'Ans.


External links[edit]