The Hunger Games – Book Places

District 1

Supplying mostly luxury items to the Capitol such as diamonds and other precious gems, it is the most likely reasoning behind the names of known District 1 tributes, Cashmere, Glimmer, Gloss, and Marvel.

District 2

Listed as strictly specializing in mining and stone cutting, District 2 is much more known for training the Peacekeepers that uphold the laws of Panem, a responsibility it gained after District 13 was supposedly destroyed. Known tributes hailing from District 2 are Brutus, Cato, Clove, Enobaria, and Lyme.

District 3

Known tributes calling District 3 home are Beetee, and Wiress along with the boy from the 74th Hunger Games who successfully reactivated the mines. Focusing mostly on technology and electronics, District 3 is among the more rebellious districts.

District 4

Among the wealthier districts of Panem, District 4 specializes in fishing and aquatic affair, allowing citizens to be specially gifted in nets and swimming. Known tributes from District 4 are Annie Cresta, Mags, and Finnick Odair, the later two play a crucial part in Katniss and Peeta’s survival in the 75th Hunger Games.

District 5

With a sole responsibility of technology and power, it is District 5’s job to generate the majority of power for Panem. It is believed District 5 is wealthier than most districts, as it boasts the third lowest number of tesserae given to potential tributes. Foxface is the only known tribute to hail from District 5.

District 6

District 6 is given the responsibility of upkeeping and creating new modes of transportation for Panem. Besides the morphling addicted tributes of the 75th Hunger Games, the only other known tribute from District 6 is Titus, who resorted to cannibalism before being having to be killed by the Gamemakers in a previous Hunger Games.

District 7

Covered in a good number of pine trees, District 7 was granted the responsibility of lumber. Known tributes from District 7 include Blight, and Johanna Mason who complains about the tendency of stylists to dress tributes from District 7 up as trees during the tribute parade.

District 8

An industrial district, District 8 supplies textiles and clothing for the Capitol. A factory, primarily used for creating the Peacekeepers uniforms acts as the main job for citizens living here. Tributes from District 8 are Cecelia, and Woof who both participated in the 75th Hunger Games.

District 9

Having many factories, primarily for the processing of grain and similar resources, District 9 is described as “Panem’s bread bowl.” Though no known tribute is mentioned by name, one tribute hailing from District 9 is the boy who wrestled with Katniss for the backpack during the bloodbath in the 74th Hunger Games.

District 10

As a main source of food for Panem, District 10 supplies cattle and livestock to the Capitol, and may be the answer to the highly discussed question, “Who ordered the pig?” No known tributes are mentioned from District 12 other than that they wore Cow costumes adorned with flaming belts during the 75th Hunger Games tribute parade.

District 11

As one of Panem’s poorest districts, District 11 is ordered to work exclusively in fields and orchards where the district specializes in all things agriculture. Leniency was not shown in District 11, as even at the smallest of infractions would get you whipped or shot. Tributes hailing from District 11 are Chaff, Rue, Seeder, and Thresh.

District 12

As the poorest district in Panem, citizens are often held in low-regard and are forced to work in dangerous situations such as the coal mines in which District 12 specializes. Starvation is mentioned as the main factor for death within the district. Tributes from District 12 include Haymitch Abernathy, Katniss Everdeen, Maysilee Donner, and Peeta Mellark.

District 13

Once specializing in nuclear weapons, District 13 was once thought to be destroyed by the Capitol. After the cover-up was revealed, District 13 became the headquarters for the rebellion against the Capitol, spearheaded by President Alma Coin. No citizen from District 13 has ever participated in the Hunger Games because of the aforementioned cover-up.

The Seam

As the poorest residential area within the poorest district, the Seam plays host to extreme poverty. Located on the edge of District 12, the Seam is often said to be crowded with coal miners every morning, along with having a layer of coal dust covering almost everything.

District 12 Woods

Katniss Everdeen and Gale Hawthorne routinely hunt outside of District 12 borders. Previously brought to the woods by her father, it is here where Katniss learns her skills in hunting and survival. While hunting one afternoon, Katniss and Gale ran into two Capitol escapees in the woods, one of which go on to become the Avox who serves Katniss during the preparations for the 74th Hunger Games.

The Hob

The black market of District 12, the Hob operated as the only place where you can sell wild game and other illegally obtained items. The Hob existed within an old abandoned warehouse, where it was eventually burned down after the new order of Peacekeepers took over in District 12.

Justice Building

Each district includes a Justice Building, where official business of Panem is conducted within the districts, and is the only place a child can receive tesserae. After the annual reaping, the selected tributes are brought inside of their Justice Building where they are giving a short chance to say their final goodbyes to loved ones.

The Capitol

Known to be nestled within the Rocky Mountain area of the former United States, the Capitol is the main city within Panem. More of a dictatorship than anything, the Capitol controls the varying districts from here, led by President Coriolanus Snow. Among the Capitol’s most prominent trends is fashion, where citizens routinely alter their appearances via dye or tattoos, usually in eccentric colors.

Training Center

The Training Center acts as the official building the 24 tributes, the mentors, and their stylists live in leading up to the Hunger Games. The main purpose of the building being its actual training room, where the tributes are permitted to practice and showcase their various abilities, both lethal and nonlethal.

City Circle

Located in the direct center of the Capitol, City Circle is home to the majority of the most important buildings in Panem, including the Training Center and the President’s Mansion. It is through City Circle that the tributes showcase their stylist’s designs during the tribute parade.

Launch Room

Located directly beneath the actual arena, each tribute is assigned a launch room where they make their last preparations before entering the arena. As each arena is unique, so are the launch rooms as they will only ever be used the one time.

74th Hunger Games Arena

Consisting of multiple terrains, the arena for the 74th Hunger Games included a primary lake, a vast wheat field, and many trees and woods which made up the majority of the arena. Despite the Gamemakers and the tributes, a high number of tracker jacker nests pose the biggest threat for survival.

Victor’s Village

Existing in every district of Panem, the Victor’s Village consists of twelve beautiful and upscale houses specially set aside for winners of the Hunger Games. Families of the winners are only allowed to live within the houses as long as the previous winner remains alive. In district 12, only Haymitch Abernathy occupied a house in Victor’s Village before Katniss and Peeta won the 74th Hunger Games.

President Snow’s Mansion

Among the largest buildings in Panem, the President’s mansion sits in the middle of the City Circle in the Capitol. Many upscale parties are held here, such as the Victory Dinner at the end of the 74th Hunger Games victory tour. Consisting of many rooms, most of which remained unused, it is here where Katniss learns of the betrayal by Alma Coin which ultimately killed Katniss’ sister, Prim.

75th Hunger Games Arena

A very unique arena, the 75th Hunger Games was in a literal sense acting as a “clock” where different muttations or troubles presented themselves every day during a certain hour. Some of these troubles included carnivorous monkeys, acid fog, and a giant tidal wave. Small in size, the 75th Hunger Games arena sported a very large lake, which worked as the only safe drinking source.

The Hangar

Deep underground within the thought-to-be destroyed District 13, the Hangar is home to all of the districts hovercrafts. It is here where all the power is generated within District 13, along with the growing and production of fresh crops.

The Nut

Located within the mountain-side of District 2, the Nut is home to the majority of the Capitol’s hovercrafts and Peacekeepers. It was endearingly dubbed “the Nut” by Plutarch Heavensbee due to the difficulty in penetrating the structure.

The Capitol Underground / The Transfer

The tunnels underneath the Capitol coordinate exactly with the streets above. During the day the tunnels are used as a transfer route, bringing supplies from one place to another. At night, the place becomes a minefield, as the deactivated pods during the day are reactivated.

Tigris’ Shop

Tigris’ small shop was located within the Capitol where the former stylist made a living selling fur clothing. Hidden by a rack of clothing, Tigris helped the rebellious Squad 451, consisting of Cressida, Gale, Katniss, Peeta, and Pollux by allowing them to remain hidden in a secret cellar.

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