It is a lively market town and municipality of Central Portugal; the population was just over 13,000 at the last count, carried out in 2011.
Ansião is well situated. It is very Central, less than 2 hours from Lisbon at 183kms and just over 1.5 hours to Porto at 168kms, Coimbra is 35 minutes at 48kms with the beach at Figuera da Foz 49 minutes at 70kms.
Six parishes make up the municipality of Ansiao:
- Chão de Couce
- Santiago da Guarda
The current president of Ansião is António José Domingues of the Socialist Party (PS).
Ansião municipality is bordered by:
- To the north, the municipality of Penela
- To the northwest, the municipality of Soure
- To the east, the municipality of Figueiró dos Vinhos
- To the south, the municipality of Alvaiázere
- To the west, the municipality of Pombal
Facilities and amenities available in Ansião:
There are two Creches available in the town; one is public and one private.
The schools are from pre-school through to secondary school, they are all very modern and well equipped.
The swimming pools in Ansião are all indoors.
There is also an indoor gymnasium for football, basketball etc. Tennis courts and five a side facilities are also available.
There is also a small private gymnasium in the town.
There is a cultural centre in the town, where all sorts of cultural events occur regularly. Music and theatrical events are the most common.
Ansião is relatively blessed with cafes, bars and restaurants; there are two pizza places also.
The municipal park is lovely and offers something for all ages.
There is the usual kiddies play area and an array of exercise machines for adults.
There is a mid-sized Intermarche supermarket which provides pretty much everything you need for day to day living.
There are also the usual stores and services available such as:
- hardware shops
- dry cleaners
- paint shop
- fruit and veg
- paper shop
- computer shop
- electrical shop
The industrial park of Ansião provides much of the employment in the area. You can find a wide variety of services in the Industrial zone, including:
- Car parts
- Conference Centre