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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. It seems that parents from District 1 like to name their children after these precious items and their attributes; names such as Glimmer and Marvel are a reflection of their "glamorous" nature. Children in District 1 almost always seem to take pride in competing in the Hunger Games, and are among the group of tributes who band together to pick off the weaker contestants, known as Careers. On her Victory Tour, Katniss Everdeen mentioned that she felt uneasy going into District 1, as she killed both of the district's tributes in the 74th Hunger Games. She also notes how their costumes in the Tribute Parade are always the best, and how ridiculous the district names are for their children.

Jobs

The following jobs are offered in District 1:

  • Perfumer
  • Furrier
  • Jeweler
  • Goldsmith
  • Hair Stylist
  • Vintner

Known tributes

The tributes from District 1 are Careers, who train hard for the Games and volunteer to compete. They are usually overconfident, like most of the 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.

Trivia

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

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 GlossCashmereLymeBrutusEnobariaBeetee LatierWiressFinnick OdairMagsAnnie CrestaMorphlingsBlightJohanna MasonWoofCeceliaChaffSeeder
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 GamesCatching FireMockingjay - Part 1Mockingjay - Part 2
DISTRICT 1 - A Message From The Capitol - The Hunger Games Catching Fire (2013)00:55

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

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