Map of Panem
Population: 656,000 (approx.)
Capital: The Capitol
Demonym: Capitolite, One, Two, Three, etc.
History: Panem was created with thirteen original districts that they ruled over for many, many years. They have always been the sole ruler over the half a million people. Population has ebbed and flowed where they needed it, but for the most part the people are destined to stay where they need to be. However, the people weren't always happy and District Thirteen had a First Rebellion 120 years ago. This was the first bombing and the start of the Hunger Games.
For 100 years, this had worked out well. But, Thirteen wasn't dead and actually they were reaching out to other districts who had rebel ideas. Another large scale rebellion and attempt at revolution happened the year of the 100th games. And Thirteen was obliterated. Not to mention all the trials and deaths of countless rebels in the districts of 8, 11, and 12.The CAPITOL
This part of Panem is the most technologically advanced and richest of all the locations. The President resides here along with all of the gamemakers, escorts, stylists, and other citizens. It is a highly city like feel with many skyscrapers, lights, and venues. Downtown life is always busy. The Capitol is cradled in the mountains and is very safe from attacks. The train system is the only way in and out. There are about 100,000 residents.DISTRICT ONE
This is a Career District of Panem that specializes in finished goods. They commonly are known for jewelry and wines. They are the richest district and have houses and a lifestyle that is close to that of the Capitol. They have a training center that trains tributes for the games and hold a panel each year to decide by favoritism who will be volunteering each year. They have about 20,000 residents.DISTRICT TWO
This is a Career District of Panem that specializes in stone and metal finished goods and is also where the Peacekeepers come from. That are another rather affluent district where the tributes are trained and chosen before hand, but also start training to become peacekeepers at a young age. There is a competition system in place to choose the tributes from this district with a final test to become the tributes for the Hunger Games. There is approximately 80,000 people in this district.DISTRICT THREE
Although this district is rather rich and smart, they are not the athletic type and do not train to volunteer tributes. Instead, many of the people from Three would rather compete to make innovative inventions or become engineers to be relocated to become gamemaker engineers. They have technology at the level of the Capitol and specialize in that. The population is around 30,000.DISTRICT FOUR
This is the last of the districts that is considered wealthy and have careers for most games. District Four can be rather vain and picks their tributes through a pageant competition in January before the Reaping comes in March. This leads to some great potential tributes, but also can backfire and send in some rather difficult ones. This means that District Four is always on the edge of being included with the other careers or sometimes just taken out at the beginning. They have a sordid past. Most are involved in the fish or destination industries. There are about 70,000 citizens most living on the coasts.DISTRICT FIVE
The people of District Five live in a modest world where they maintain the different types of power for Panem. There are jobs that involve solar, hydro, and coal. They are hard working and usually like routine. About 40,000 people live in this district.DISTRICT SIX
District Six is one of the roughest places in Panem. Drugs, gangs, fights, and prostitution are major issues and it doesn't ever seem like the Peacekeepers get a hang of it. However, because these citizens are focused on these issues and most medicated, it means that they have little interest in rebelling as long as there is a good supply of morphling. There are some rumors about the Capitol's role in this, but they are only rumors right now. There are about 75,000 people in this district.DISTRICT SEVEN
District Seven is basically a forest with a town in the center of it. Most of the jobs are related to doing the dangerous jobs of growing, cutting, and processing trees. They are a highly naturalistic group of people with only a few factories in town - sawmill and paper mill. This district is one of the smallest population-wise with only about 15,000 inhabitants.DISTRICT EIGHT
This district is completely urban, there is little to no green and is mostly covered in cobblestone and concrete. There are many, many factories and warehouses to hold the finished goods. They get the cotton and other fibers harvested from Nine to make the fabrics for the Capitol. This district has about 80,000 people living in stacked row houses and apartments.DISTRICT NINE
Nine's are known for harvesting many types of grains, mostly. However, they also have cottons and other plants that make fibers. There isn't much known about them, but it is another small town like feel where everyone knows everyone. There are about 18,000 citizens.DISTRICT TEN
Milk and meat are the main producers of the district that is covered in spread out ranches. There are more cattle and goats and sheep and animals than in any other district. They ride horses and have a different sort of twang to their voices. Wool is sent to Eight. There are about 20,000 in this western like district.DISTRICT ELEVEN
Eleven is a rather large district that takes care of much of the food for Panem. There are vegetables, fruits, herbs, and other vegetation based foods. They send grapes to One to make wine. Because of the diversity and the land that is needed to produce most of the food for Panem, they are larger with about 100,000 residents.DISTRICT TWELVE
This is the smallest district with only about 8,000 residents. They mostly all work in some sort of relation to the mines. Coal is still used somewhat in Five, but with other renovations this district is beginning to get a bit obsolete and they know it. The Capitol doesn't give them much and they are the absolute poorest.DISTRICT THIRTEEN
This district was completely destroyed after the second rebellion. This happened 20 years ago after the 100th Hunger Games (a quarter quell that was particularly terrible).