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"District 1 makes the luxury goods that decorate and beautify our great Capitol. Its excellent taste and craftsmanship keep Capitol residents bewigged and bedazzled year-round."
―Description of District 1 from The Hunger Games: Tribute Guide[src]

District 1 is one of the wealthiest districts of Panem. Its primary industry is manufacturing luxury items, such as jewelry, for the Capitol. As a result, District 1 has a generally favorable relationship with the Capitol, though it is still not excused from the annual Hunger Games. Children from District 1 almost always seem to take pride in competing in the Games, and are typically Career tributes, who train for years before competing. Katniss Everdeen noted how District 1's costumes in the Tribute Parade are always the best (and how parents in the district give their children ridiculous-sounding names). On her Victory Tour, she felt uneasy going into District 1, as she killed both of the district's tributes in the 74th Hunger Games.

Known Tributes

The tributes from District 1 are Careers, who train hard for the Games and volunteer to compete. They may also band together with tributes from the other Career districts (2 and 4) to hunt down and eliminate weaker competitors. They are usually overconfident, like most Careers, but this hardly matters; they are so well trained that they can immediately change their attitude if needed. There are six known tributes from District 1.

Location and Geography

District 1 on a National Scale

Location of District 1 in Panem; Right above the Capitol's northern border.

According to the map of Panem featured in The Hunger Games Adventures, District 1 is located directly to the north of the Capitol, which ties in with the close relationship between the two. Geographically, this would place District 1 roughly in the vicinity of Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho. These makes sense, as these states - especially Montana - are known sources of gemstones, which fits in with the district's industry of luxury items.

Trivia

  • Many of the known tributes from District 1 had luxurious/fancy-sounding names, as District 1 is the luxury district: "Marvel" means to be filled with awe; "Glimmer" means to glow faintly; "Gloss" could mean deceptively attractive and/or possessing a bright sheen; and "Cashmere" is one of the most expensive fabrics in the world.
    • Although not a luxury item, "Augustus" was the name of ancient Rome's first emperor, and Suzanne Collins has mentioned that in creating Panem and the Capitol, she drew heavily on Roman history and culture. Therefore, this name could be a reflection of District 1's close relationship with the Capitol (a phenomenon also seen in names from District 2).
  • Katniss Everdeen killed both of District 1's male tributes in her Games after they killed one of her allies; Marvel killed Rue and Gloss killed Wiress.
  • District 1 had the highest number of confirmed kills in the 74th Hunger Games, with a total of 6.
  • Cashmere was the only tribute from District 1 that wasn't killed by Katniss in the Games' she was in. She was also the only known District 1 tribute not to be directly killed by a tribute from District 12.
  • It is mentioned that District 1 has a machine that can turn graphite into diamonds.[1]
  • Despite its favorable relationship with the Capitol, District 1 still took up arms against its rule during the second rebellion, and was one of the first four districts to do so, along with 3, 8, and 11. District 1 was the 2nd - 4th district to pry from Capitol rule and eventually, they became the fourth district to do so.
  • According to the CapitolPN, District 1 has 82 factories in operation with a population of 24,315, making it the ninth largest district, in terms of population.
  • According to the Capitol.PN, District 1 claims 1,693 in tesserae, less than any other district, making it the richest in Panem.  
    • If the population is 24,315 and they claim 1,693 tesserae that would equal to 0.069 tesserae per person, making it the 3rd richest District.

References

  1. The Hunger Games, Chapter 6
The Hunger Games trilogy
Novels The Hunger GamesCatching FireMockingjay
Main Characters Katniss EverdeenPeeta MellarkGale HawthorneHaymitch AbernathyEffie Trinket
Supporting Characters Primrose EverdeenPresident SnowCinnaMrs. EverdeenMr. EverdeenPresident CoinClaudius TemplesmithMadge UnderseePaylorPlutarch HeavensbeeSeneca Crane
Tributes MarvelGlimmerCatoCloveFoxfaceThreshRueMaysilee DonnerTitus
Past Victors Annie CrestaBeetee LatierBlightBrutusCashmereCeceliaChaffEnobariaFinnick OdairGlossJohanna MasonLymeMags FlanaganMorphlingsSeederWiressWoof
Groups RebellionGamemakersPrep teamTributesVictors
Locations PanemThe CapitolDistrict 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13
Behind the Scenes Suzanne CollinsGary RossFrancis Lawrence
Films The Hunger Games (film)Catching Fire (film)Mockingjay - Part 1Mockingjay - Part 2
DISTRICT 1 - A Message From The Capitol - The Hunger Games Catching Fire (2013)

DISTRICT 1 - A Message From The Capitol - The Hunger Games Catching Fire (2013)

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