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County-level city
Coordinates: 40°01′N 117°05′E / 40.017°N 117.083°E / 40.017; 117.083Coordinates: 40°01′N 117°05′E / 40.017°N 117.083°E / 40.017; 117.083
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hebei
Prefecture-level city Langfang
 • County-level city 643 km2 (248 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • County-level city 480,000
 • Density 750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
 • Urban 150,000
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 065200
Area code(s) 0316
Licence Plate Prefix 冀RH

Sanhe (Chinese: 三河; pinyin: Sānhé Shì) is a county-level city administered by Langfang prefecture in eastern Hebei province, People's Republic of China. Sanhe city, Dachang Hui Autonomous County and Xianghe County form the Sanhe Exclave, an exclave of Hebei province surrounded by the Beijing and Tianjin municipalities.

The name of the city literally means "Three Rivers".

Administrative divisions[edit]

Sanhe has 10 towns and 395 villages within those towns.[1]



Sanhe was virtually destroyed by a major earthquake that occurred on September 2, 1679.

Attack on ARD film crew[edit]

In February, 2013 German television crew from ARD was attacked by a group of men in at least 4 vehicles.[2] The ARD crew including correspondent Christine Adelhardt had been filming in the village of Da Yan Ge Zhuang (大閆各庄村) in Sanhe city.[2] A group of men in two vehicles drove to the ARD crew and intimidated them. Two other vehicles joined the group of men and pursued the fleeing ARD van on the highway.[3] The ARD van was forced to a halt and 5 to 6 of the men got out to smash the windshield of the van with baseball bats.[3] The ARD van was able to get away and sought help on passing two motorcycle policemen, who tried stopping the men from once again attacking the ARD crew.[3] However, only after police reinforcements arrived was the situation brought under control.[2]

According to statement from the Foreign Correspondents Club of China condemning the attack, a witness identified one of the vehicles involved in the attack as belonging to the "Da Yan Ge Zhuang village communist party secretary".[3] The ARD crew was taken into police custody and questioned for 16 hours then released.[2] A police officer told an ARD reporter that the attackers had been "offended" because the crew did not ask for permission to film in the village.[2]


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