Sa Pa ( listen) is a rural district of Lao Cai province in the Northeastern region of Vietnam. As of 2003, the district had a population of 42,095. The district covers an area of 677 km². The district capital lies at Sa Pa.
Sa Pa contains the city (thị trấn) of Sa Pa and the communes of Hầu Thào, Bản Phùng, Tả Phìn, Nậm Sài, Thanh Phú, Sa Pả, Lao Chải, Trung Chải, San Sả Hồ, Thanh Kim, Bản Hồ, Sử Pán, Suối Thầu, Tả Van, Bản Khoang, Tả Giàng Phình and Nậm Cang.
Sa Pa ( listen), or Sapa, is a frontier town and capital of Sa Pa District in the Lao Cai province in northwest Vietnam. It is one of the main market towns in the area, where several ethnic minority groups such as Hmong, Dao (Yao), Giay, Pho Lu, and Tay live.