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Apartment blocks in Sanhe
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
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityLangfang
 • County-level city643.0 km2 (248.3 sq mi)
 • Urban
169.00 km2 (65.25 sq mi)
 • County-level city752,000
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
 • Urban219,400
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
Area code0316
Licence Plate Prefix冀RH

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

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

Administrative divisions

Sanhe has 5 subdistricts and 10 towns. There are 395 villages within those subdistricts/towns.[2][3]



Development Zones


Expressway & Highway




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

Attack on ARD film crew

In February, 2013 German television crew from ARD was attacked by a group of men in at least 4 vehicles.[4] The ARD crew including correspondent Christine Adelhardt had been filming in the village of Da Yan Ge Zhuang (大閆各莊) in Juyang,[5] Sanhe city.[4] 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.[6] 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.[6] 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.[6] However, only after police reinforcements arrived was the situation brought under control.[4]

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".[6] The ARD crew was taken into police custody and questioned for 16 hours then released.[4] 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.[4]


  1. ^ a b Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, ed. (2019). China Urban Construction Statistical Yearbook 2017. Beijing: China Statistics Press. p. 46. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  2. ^ 廊坊市-行政区划网
  3. ^ "2017年统计用区划代码".
  4. ^ a b c d e "5名德國記者在河北拍攝時遇襲". No. New York Times. March 1, 2013.
  5. ^ "2017年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码".
  6. ^ a b c d "Foreign correspondents in China call for inquiry into assault on German TV crew". The Guardian. 28 February 2013.