Crespo, Entre Ríos

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Crespo
Coat of arms of Crespo
Coat of arms
Crespo is located in Argentina
Crespo
Crespo
Location of Crespo in Argentina
Coordinates: 32°2′S 60°19′W / 32.033°S 60.317°W / -32.033; -60.317Coordinates: 32°2′S 60°19′W / 32.033°S 60.317°W / -32.033; -60.317
Country Argentina
Province Entre Ríos
DepartmentParaná
Elevation
87 m (285 ft)
Population
 (2010 census)
 • Total19,536
Time zoneUTC-3 (ART)
CPA base
E3116
Dialing code+54 343

Crespo is a city in the Argentine province of Entre Ríos, some 40 km from the provincial capital Paraná. It has around 19,500 inhabitants (as per the 2010 census [INDEC]), most of whom are descendants of Volga Germans who migrated from Russia to Argentina from 1875 onwards. The town's German heritage is reflected in the annual beer festival, based on the Oktoberfest but held in January. The economy is centered in avicultural and other agricultural products.

Successful footballer Gabriel Heinze (formerly of A.S. Roma, Manchester United, Olympique de Marseille and Real Madrid) was born in Crespo.

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