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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.
Ans is the finish location of the 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.
The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities:
- Ans proper
- Alleur (Walloon: Aleur)
- Loncin (Walloon: Loncén, other: Loncègn)
- Xhendremael (Walloon: Xhindmåle, other: Hin.n'mâle)
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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.