The Hunger Games: Explaining each region's popularity
The Hunger Games series is set in the fictional world of Panem, a country made up of 13 regions. Here's how well known each region is.
The Hunger Games series introduces the fictional world of Panem, a country consisting of a capitol and several outlying territories. Each region is responsible for a different part of Panem's economy, and together they keep the post-apocalyptic world livable. There are 12 different districts within Panem. The entire country is ruled by an authoritarian totalitarian dictatorship led by President Snow in the Capitol. The Panem government and its peacekeepers have violently enforced these laws. Sector 13, independent of Panem, continued to operate in secrecy and later played a role in the Katniss Aberdeen-inspired rebellion in Mockingjay.
Every year, Panem forces two children from each district to participate in the Hunger Games, a deadly event that pits innocent citizens against each other. Because of the Hunger Games and the government's treatment of mostly patrons, many districts see the Capitol as an enemy. However, the government is highly dependent on the supply of products from various regions through various industries. Here's a breakdown of how well known each Hunger Games region is.
The Complete Hunger Games District Map
Above is a complete map of Panem as depicted in the Hunger Games books and movies. map North America is clearly edited to show future effects, such as the disappearance of Florida and the dramatic drop in California's landscape. Each region represented on the map has a larger role in the Hunger Games universe. Each Hunger Games district is explained here, including the most victorious district and what it does.
The Hunger Games Districts Explained: Names, Jobs, and Characteristics
District 1: Members of District 1 are known for producing luxury items such as jewelry. Because of their exquisite craftsmanship, goods from the First District were used to decorate the Capitol. Those who live in District 1 are the wealthiest citizens of Panem. Tributes from the First District are called "professionals" because of the years of training they received before taking part in the Hunger Games.
District 2: District 2 is located in the Rocky Mountains and is one of the largest communities in Panem. It is also home to wealthy citizens and thus has a positive relationship with the Capitol. Sector 2 is known for its masonry and weaponry. In Mockingjay, it was revealed that peacekeepers at the Capitol were training in Sector 2.
Region 3: The primary industry in Region 3 is technology, as the people there produce televisions, computers, and other electronics. During Katniss' victory tour, she notices that District 3 is one of the more rebellious areas. One of the most memorable members from Sector 3 was Beetle, a victor who demonstrated his engineering and technical knowledge several times during the Second Rebellion.
Region IV: Region IV is dedicated to fishing. The citizens of District 4 are famous for being rich and beautiful. Their tribute is also a profession, training from an early age in preparation for the Olympics. The most famous members of District 4 are Finnick Odair and Mags Flanagan.
District 5: District 5 is responsible for electricity and electricity. The electricity produced in the area powers the entire Panem. They installed a hydroelectric dam where many citizens worked. The dam was targeted by Mockingjay rebels as they attempted to cut power to the Capitol.
Region 6: The core industry in Region 6 is transportation. It is the hub of the entire Panem transport network. Like District 3, District 6 supports Katniss and the rebels' efforts on the Capitol.
Sector 7: Sector 7 provides Panem with a large amount of wood. The area is said to be mostly surrounded by trees. The most notable member of District 7 is Johanna Mason, a victor who wields the district's signature weapon, the axe.
District 8: District 8 is known for its work in the textile industry. One of their factories specializes in the production of uniforms used by peacekeepers. Along with several other districts, Sector 8 is immediately open to join the rebellion.
Ninth District: The key industry in the Ninth District is food production. This region is the least cited in the entire Panem. Little is known about the victors or tributes of District 9.
District 10: District 10 is dedicated to livestock. Their main job is to raise animals and supply meat to the Capitol. Katniss never mentioned any specific tributes from District 10.
District 11: District 11 is said to consist of a vast area, possibly the entire southern region of Panem. Agriculture is a major industry in District 11, as the land is dotted with orchards, fields and cattle ranches. District 11 is one of the poorest districts, with residents living in Small huts in areas patrolled by peacekeepers. Rue is one of the most famous citizens of the 11th arrondissement.
District 12: District 12 is the smallest and poorest district in Panem. The area is located in Appalachia and their main industry is coal mining. After the second rebellion, the coal mines were closed and the production of medicines began. Katniss, Peeta, Gale and Haymitch are notable members of District 12.
District 13: District 13 is believed to have been destroyed by the Capitol during the first rebellion, but it apparently had an agreement to act as an independent state. Before secession, Area 13 was known for mining graphite, but its hidden industry was nuclear technology. The underground facility in Sector 13 later became the center of a new insurgency.
How Will Panem’s Districts Be Different In The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes?
The prequel novel The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes takes place 64 years before Katniss first participates in the Hunger Games. In it, President Snow is not yet a politician, but a student tasked with directing Panem's District 12 tribute in the 10th Hunger Games. Hunger Games fans will remember that previous Hunger Games winners were often mentors Tributes in their own regions, but with only 10 games at the time of the novel, not every region has a winner. Since the story is set in the past, the film has room to flesh out different Hunger Games areas than audiences saw in the original Hunger Games trilogy.
The novel still focuses on District 12 and pays homage to Lucy Gray Baird, who Snow has to guide. Even District 12 is different from the region fans know from this story, which will definitely show in the movie. It's not just The Hunger Games themselves that will be different. Mining hasn't stopped in the area, nor is it in trouble like it was in Katniss' childhood. Lucy, played by West Side Story's Rachel Ziegler, is a singer, after all, a job that wasn't seen in Katniss' days because there wasn't any extra money to spend on acting.
Two other regions that are likely to receive more attention in the film are District 11 and District 2. Both regions have mentors who are personally attached to Snow, played by Tom Blyth And, so their tributes and customs should play a big part in Snow's big-screen story. Most importantly, however, the movie takes place after a major rebellion has been put down in the Capitol, not unlike Katniss's. That means the steps the Capitol has taken to control different regions in the past, and why some are more loyal than others when Katniss and her allies rebel 65 years later, should be more apparent. The Hunger Games themselves were still being defined when Snow was forced to become a mentor, but the districts were already clearly defined in terms of their value to the Capitol, which should be reflected in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes brilliantly .