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"Panem is one of the most advanced nations in mankind's history, thanks to the efforts of District 3. Its computers keep us all connected and its electronic gadgets keep us all entertained."
―Description from The Hunger Games: Tribute Guide[src]

District 3 is one of the 13 districts of Panem. Its main industry is technology, and people manufacture televisions, computers, and other electronics. During the Victory Tour in Catching Fire, Katniss Everdeen noticed that this district, along with District 8 and District 4, was particularly happy to see her, implying that it is one of the more rebellious districts. It is also implied in Catching Fire that its citizens lived in abject poverty, as they were one of the first districts to start an uprising during the Dark Days. Most of its inhabitants work in factories and are very adept at engineering.


In both the books and movies, District 3 is known to be a rebellious district. When Katniss visited District 3, the citizens were pleading for her to say what she had in mind, rather than simply reading from note cards. Unrest is shown to have been fermenting in District 3 following the 74th Hunger Games.

After Katniss' speech in District 8 following the bombing, rebel forces in Districts 3 and 11 rallied and took over their districts (in the book). 

District 3 Tributes, 74th Hunger Games

Known tributes

Due to District 3's industry, tributes tend to be extremely clever at creating and using electronics. While this is not always useful in the brutal, combative environment of the Hunger Games arena, it can have advantages; Teslee rewired drones in the 10th Hunger Games to bring about another tribute's death, Beetee achieved his victory by building a wire trap that electrocuted several tributes at once, and the male tribute in the 74th Hunger Games was able to rewire the tributes' explosive platforms to protect a pile of hoarded supplies.

Location and geography

District 3 as seen in the Catching Fire film adaption

According to the map of Panem featured in The Hunger Games Adventures, District 3 is located in the eastern part of the continent. It is bordered by Districts 12 (to the east), 8 (to the south), 9 (to the west), and 6 (to the north). The district contains many factories for the production of electronic devices.


Wiress and Beetee, the last two remaining victors at the Reaping of the 75th Hunger Games

  • Beetee, Wiress and the District 3 male (74th HG) were all described by Katniss as having ashen skin, so this is presumed to be a typical trait of District 3. In the films, Beetee was the only tribute from the district not to have this characteristic.
  • By the time of the 75th Hunger Games, District 3 only had 2 victors, Wiress and Beetee, according to the Catching Fire movie.
  • Both the tributes in the 74th and 75th Hunger Games who didn't die in the bloodbath died at the hands of a Career; the District 3 male was killed by Cato and Wiress was killed by Gloss. This excludes Beetee, as he's currently alive.
  • While the District 3 female did not make it far in the 74th Hunger Games, dying third in the bloodbath, the male was electronically skilled and he proved that to the Career Tributes by moving and then rearming the landmines used to prevent tributes from stepping off the pedestals before the official start of the Games.
  • The bread from this district is bite-sized square-shaped rolls.
  • Before the Dark Days, District 3 was one of the more wealthy districts, however, it was crippled by the uprising (in which it presumably played an important role) and living standards decreased.
  • Although it's still one of the wealthier districts, District 3's living attitude is poor, and is the poorer of the wealthier districts, and typically don't do well in the Games.
  • According to The Hunger Games Adventures, District 3 is located directly to the west of District 12.
  • According to the, District 3 has twelve factories in operation, and a population of 195,329, making it the third-largest district, in terms of population.
  • It was one of the first districts to rebel during the 2nd rebellion, along with Districts 1, 8, and 11. District 3 was the 2nd - 4th district to pry from Capitol rules and eventually, they became the third district to do so.
  • Although it was said they showed joy during Katniss' arrival during the Victory Tour, the citizens of District 3 seemed to be unhappy and later rioted during her speech, pleading for her to say what she really felt.
  • According to the Capitol.PN, District 3 claims 62,991 in tesserae, making it the fifth richest district.
    • If the population is 195,329 and they claim 62,991 tesserae, it would equal to 0.322 tesserae per person, making it the 6th richest district.
  • Based on the Arena Wear for the 74th Hunger Games, the district's colour seems to be palomino beige (#ba7e48 –    ).[1][2]


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