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District 4
District 4 Seal
Industry Fishing
Victors Mags, Finnick Odair and Annie Cresta
Mayor Unknown
Rebels Finnick Odair, Mags, Annie Cresta
"Do you like seafood? Shrimp and crabmeat? Often overlooked, District 4 plays an essential role, bringing us the bounty of the sea. These citizens are adept with nets and tridents, and can swim like fish themselves."
―Description from The Hunger Games: Tribute Guide

District 4 is one of the wealthiest districts of Panem. Its industry is fishing, which is useful for tributes in the Games as they have experience in using nets and tridents, making fishhooks from scratch, swimming, and identifying edible sea life. In Catching Fire, Katniss notices during her Victory Tour that District 4, along with 3 and 8, seemed quite happy to see her, meaning that District 4 is a rebellious district, and also how the victors from this district pledged loyalty to the rebellion and Katniss Everdeen.

Being one of the wealthiest districts, District 4 tends to produce Career Tributes, who volunteer to participate in the Hunger Games. This is also the case for districts 1 and 2. These children are raised and trained to win the Games, making them stronger and much more capable of winning than the average tribute (although this is illegal). However, in the films, nothing was mentioned about tributes from District 4 being Careers. The bread from District 4 is a salty, fish-shaped loaf, tinted green by seaweed. Their source of income is fishing and kids are trained for these jobs at a young age, giving them an advantage in the Hunger Games. According to The Hunger Games Adventures, District 4 is located on the west coast of Panem just to the southeast of District 7. In the Catching Fire film, a pretty District 4 girl with blonde hair and brown eyes looks up at Katniss and tells her "One day, I'm going to volunteer. Just like you did.", implying that District 4 citizens may be in favor of the Hunger Games, similar to districts 1 and 2, or, that the girl was just a fan of Katniss Everdeen and wanted to be like her.

Jobs

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District 4's square during Katniss and Peeta's Victory Tour.

The following jobs are offered in District 4:
  • Longliner
  • Trawler
  • Canner
  • Ship Captain
  • Deckhand
  • Fisherman

While preparing for the 3rd Quarter Quell in the Training Center, Katniss encounters difficulty at the knot-tying station and is helped by another tribute, and she realizes that "Of course it's Finnick, who seems to have spent his childhood doing nothing but wielding tridents and manipulating ropes into fancy knots for nets, I guess". This shows that unlike the children of District 12 (and just like the children in the other districts), the children in District 4 begin to learn their district's industry from an early age.

Everyday life

Not much is known about District 4's way of living, aside from their specialization in fishing. Even their bread is tinted green because of the seaweed it contains. In Catching Fire, it is mentioned that District 4 is by the sea, of course. Its rebellious tendencies, expressed during Katniss and Peeta's Victory Tour, were described as "more of a cry for vengeance" and it was said that the crowd did not have "the weary cattle feel". This suggests that the citizens of District 4 faced severe oppression but were healthy enough (not battling starvation and poverty) to fight.

Known tributes

District 4 Tributes

District 4 tributes, 74th Hunger Games

Trivia

  • Katniss notes that the bread from this district is tinted green and sprinkled with seaweed.
  • Being one of the first districts to rebel and as well as having the production of career tributes, it can be inferred that District 4 was probably one of the first district to pry from the Capitol's grasp, as well as Districts 1, 3, 8, and 11, during the 2nd rebellion. Although, it didn't fight one of the first four battles of the war which means it was the 5th - 10th district to do so.
  • Citizens from this district tend to be dressed in light and airy shades of green and blue.
  • In Catching Fire, Katniss mentions an accent that many from District 4 speak with when describing Mags.
  • According to the Capitol.PN, District 4 has 12 fisheries in operation with a population of 111,453, making it the seventh largest district, in terms of population.
  • According to the Capitol.PN, District 4 claims 26,357 in tesserae, making it the fourth richest district. 
  • It is considered a wealthy district. 
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
Other Tributes MarvelGlimmerCatoCloveFoxfaceThreshRueMaysilee DonnerTitusGlossCashmereLymeBrutusEnobariaBeetee 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 GamesThe Hunger Games: Catching FireThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

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