Where is District 12 in The Hunger Games Universe?

District 12 The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes residents
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District 12 The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes residents
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Although it's been almost a decade since the last The Hunger Games movie, the franchise has been revived once again. Since District 12 is one of the prominent settings of the movie, let's revisit it and talk about where is District 12 in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songs and Snakes.

Where is District 12 on The Hunger Games' Map?

District 12 from The Hunger Games
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Before anything, let's discuss where District 12 is in The Hunger Games universe.

Geographically speaking, District 12 is situated in the northern Appalachian mountain region in what used to be the eastern United States. In this makeshift map, you can see that the district occupies the states of Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia.

It borders four other districts: District 3 (to its northwest), District 11 (to its south), District 8 (to its south and southwest), and District 13 (to its northeast). There are four major areas in District 12: the Seam, the merchant section, the Hob, and the Victors' Village.

In The Hunger Games franchise, the district was later firebombed by the Capitol, under President Coriolanus Snow's orders.

What is District 12 Known For?

District 12 The Hunger Games
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In The Hunger Games: Tribute Guide, District 12 is described as:

"One of the outer districts, this is nonetheless a crucial one. These brave and hardy workers descend deep into the earth each day to mine the coal that keeps our nation running."

The district is recognized as the poorest and smallest out of all 13 districts of Panem. Prior to the Capitol's firebombing, the main industry of District 12 was coal mining. It later turned to medicine after the Second Rebellion.

Since The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songs and Snakes is set in the past, it's possible that the district has not yet stopped mining. It also isn't in its devastating state as Katniss Everdeen's experience.

Rachel Zegler as Lucy Gray Baird in District 12 The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
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This is because in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songs and Snakes, Lucy Gray Baird works as a singer before getting picked as the tribute for the 10th Hunger Games. In the later part of the franchise, the residents of District 12 cannot afford to spend money on singers, which would make it an obsolete profession.

Who Are the Other Victors from District 12?

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So who are the other victors where District 12 is in The Hunger Games?

Coincidentally, District 12 also has the most number of victors from the Games. Before the Capitol's fall in the franchise, the District had a total of five winners. These include the following:

  • Lucy Gray Baird (10th Hunger Games)
  • Haymitch Abernathy (50th Hunger Games)
  • Katniss Everdeen (74th and 75th Hunger Games)
  • Peeta Mellark (74th and 75th Hunger Games)

Lucy Gray Baird was the first victor that came from District 12.

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Now that you know where District 12 is in The Hunger Games' universe, you'll be able to watch The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songs and Snakes with more understanding.

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