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"District 9 is Panem's bread bowl, giving us the fertile harvest we need to keep rising as a nation. Its amber waves of grain are an inspiration to us all."
―Description from The Hunger Games: Tribute Guide[src]

District 9 is one of the thirteen districts of Panem, and its primary industry is grain production.

Known Tributes

Location and geography

According to the map of Panem featured in The Hunger Games Adventures, District 9 is located in the central area of the continent. It is apparently very large, bordered by six other districts and the Capitol, and extending from the Great Plains area in the south the Great Lakes and Canada in the north. This fits with the district's industry, as these regions are known for their flat farmland and fields of wheat. It is mentioned that the district has many factories, most likely for processing the harvested grain.

Coriolanus Snow briefly observed District 9 while passing through after enlisting in the Peacekeepers on the way to District 12. He thought it an ugly place, filled with concrete buildings which were flaking paint and misery, baking in the relentless afternoon sun.[1]


District 9 Tributes, 74th Hunger Games

  • District 9's industry is never specifically identified in the books, though grain cultivation is hinted at through several clues:
    • During the bloodbath of the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss grabbed a loaf of bread just before getting into a struggle over a backpack with the boy from District 9 (perhaps a subtle indicator of the district's industry?)
    • Katniss and Peeta encounter "fields of wheat"[2] in one district on their Victory Tour, and since grain is such a significant part of Panem's food supply, it makes sense that an entire district would produce the crop, which would then be rationed throughout the country.
    • Although their district is not specified, a pair of tributes in the 75th Hunger Games were dressed as loves of bread during the Chariot Rides, suggesting that their district has a bread-related industry.
    • In the film Mockingjay: Part 1, Peeta mentioned a district that set granaries on fire. If he was referring to District 9, this may have been a method of rebellion by cutting food supplies.
  • It's unknown, but unlikely, that the District 9 victors were part of the alliance to free Katniss from the arena of the 75th Hunger Games as they weren't mentioned as one of the districts that took part.[3]
  • District 9 was the 5th - 10th district to pry from Capitol rule.
  • District 9 is the only district where all tributes of the two most recent games have been killed in the bloodbath.
  • District 9 is the only district where all tributes from the books' portrayed Hunger Games (10th, 74th, and 75th) have been killed before or in the bloodbath.
  • According to the Capitol.PN, District 9 has 12 mills in operation with a population of 15,346, making it the eleventh largest district, in terms of population.
  • According to the Capitol.PN, District 9 claims 70,532 in tesserae, making it the fourth most impoverished district. 
    • It is a very poor district, though slightly better than District 11.
    • If the population is 15,346 and they claim 70,532 tesserae, it would equal to 4.593 tesserae per person, making it the 9th richest District.
  • No official arena wear for District 9 was produced in the first movie, apart from the District 9 female's hiking boots. Because of this, it is difficult to determine what the district's colour could be. However, based on the jackets worn by the District 9 tributes in their official photos, the district's colour seems to be log cabin green (#373b2c –    ).[4][5]


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