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"Our nation would be nothing without District 2's superb stonework. It builds and fortifies our cities and its citizens are known individually for their strength."
―Description from The Hunger Games: Tribute Guide[src]

District 2 is one of the thirteen districts of Panem. Located in the Rocky Mountains, extremely close to the Capitol itself, it is one of the largest and wealthiest districts. Publicly, District 2 is presented solely as the home of the nation's stone quarries and masonry workers, but it is also where many Peacekeepers are recruited, trained, and where weapons are manufactured for their usage. Prior to the Second Rebellion, this latter industry was apparently not widely known among the larger citizenry (similar to how District 13 was publicly known for graphite mining, but was also the center of Panem's nuclear weapons program prior to the First Rebellion).

After the First Rebellion (74 years prior to the story's beginning), District 2 was rewarded with better treatment and living conditions for its citizens because of their loyalty to the Capitol. Despite this preferential treatment, however, the quarry workers suffer as much as laborers in any other district, and the district as a whole is not excluded from the annual Hunger Games.

Known tributes

District 2 Tributes, 74th Hunger Games

Children from District 2 are raised with a warrior mindset in preparation for becoming Peacekeepers, though this mentality also serves them well in the Hunger Games. Tributes from District 2 are typically Careers, who train for years before competing, as winning is a great honor in Career Districts. Like the Careers from Districts 1 and 4, those from District 2 tend to be strong and well-prepared, but have an additional level of brutal discipline. As Katniss Everdeen describes them; "Cato. Clove. Brutus. Enobaria. I've seen their eagerness. I've seen their bloodlust, too." There are eleven known tributes from District 2. By the 75th Hunger games, the District had at least 7 victors eligible for reaping:

Location and geography

District 2 during the Second Rebellion.

According to the map of Panem featured in The Hunger Games Adventures, District 2 is located directly to the south of the Capitol. Many small villages, each one based around a stone mine, are scattered across the mountains. Like other districts, District 2 has a central square where the government building is located, and Katniss noted that this stone building was old and particularly elegant (more so than anything she had seen in the Capitol).

The Nut

Main article: The Nut

The Nut is a virtually impenetrable mountain in the center of District 2 where Peacekeepers were trained and much of the Capitol's military was housed. In the Second Rebellion, the entrances were blocked by avalanches Gale Hawthorne and Beetee Latier caused, trapping almost everyone inside.[1]


  • The close relationship between the Capitol and District 2 is shown by the fact that people from both locations tend to have names derived from ancient Rome: 'Cato', 'Brutus', ‘Sejanus’(District 2), 'Coriolanus', 'Seneca' (Capitol).
  • Although tributes from District 2 were always eager to volunteer for the Hunger Games (they are described as having a hunger for 'glory'), it is shown that some of them have always secretly hated the games as much as any other district: Enobaria displays this following the rebel victory by voting for a final, symbolic Hunger Games featuring children from the Capitol, to "give them a taste of their own medicine."
  • In the early version of the Hunger Games script, Caeser Flickerman asks Cato if he felt pressured to win the games, as the last two Hunger Games, the 72nd and 73rd were won by District 2 tributes.
  • By the time Katniss became openly involved in the Second Rebellion, District 2 was the last district openly allied with the Capitol. Although the district did not rebel as a whole, certain villages either been sided with or were captured by the rebels before the final assault against the Nut.
  • The function and fortification of the Nut are similar to the Cheyenne Mountain Complex that houses NORAD, and the rebel strategy at the Nut is similar to the total war strategy employed during Sherman's March to the Sea.
  • In both the 74th Hunger Games and the 75th Hunger Games, the District 2 male tribute was the last to die.
  • Along with Districts 1 and 4, District 2 was described as having the largest pools of victors at the Third Quarter Quell.
  • Both male tributes in the 74th and 75th Hunger Games were killed by a tribute from District 12.
  • In both the 74th and 75th Hunger Games, the District 2 tributes made it to the top 7.
  • According to the Capitol.PN, District 2 has 7 quarries in operation with a population of 231,354, making it the second largest district, in terms of population.
  • According to the Capitol.PN, District 2 claims 1,937 in tesserae, making it the second richest district.
    • If the population is 231,354 and they claim 1,937 tesserae, that would equal to 0.008 tesserae per person, making it the richest District per capita.
  • Based on the arena wear for the 74th Hunger Games, the district's colour seems to be red oxide (#5a2520 –    ).[2][3]


The Hunger Games trilogy
Novels The Hunger GamesCatching FireMockingjayThe Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
Main Characters Katniss EverdeenPeeta MellarkGale HawthorneHaymitch AbernathyEffie Trinket
Supporting Characters Primrose EverdeenPresident SnowCinnaMrs. EverdeenMr. EverdeenPresident CoinClaudius TemplesmithCaesar FlickermanMadge UnderseePaylorPlutarch HeavensbeeSeneca Crane
Tributes MarvelGlimmerCatoCloveFoxfaceThreshRueMaysilee DonnerTitus
Past Victors Augustus BraunAnnie CrestaBeetee LatierBlightBrutusCashmereCeceliaChaffEnobariaFinnick OdairGlossJohanna MasonLymeMags FlanaganMorphlingsPorter Millicent TrippSeederWiressWoof
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