District 12. The coal mining district.
The worst of all the districts in Panem, Distirct 12 is poverty struck and very low tech. Although there are some merchants, traders and Capitol workers throughout the district, most people are coal miners. Because of its dangerous comodity, there are often coal minning accidents and explosions that cause loss and devistation frequently throught this district. Also, everyday essential run low throught the district. Other than while the Hunger Games are taking place, there is rarely electricity throughout the distirct. Everyday luxuries most people take for granted, like hot water and three nurshing meals a day, are almost never avalable.
District 12 is devided up into several areas. There is the Victors Village, where the sole previous Hunger Games champion resides and lives the only life of luxury known in Distirct 12.
Although there are no offically divided area of the distirct, certain places have nicknames. "The Seam" is the outter most area of District 12. It is the most run down area of the entire district and is home to the Everdeens. "The Hub" is the black market of the distict, that sells everything from goats, to buttons and pins, to food like meat. The Hub is where Katniss goes to sell her meat, fruits and vegetables she gathers outside the fence of District 12.
" Our part of District 12, nicknamed the Seam, is usually crawling with coal miners heading out to the morning shift at this hour. "
" District Twelve. Where you can starve to death in safety. "
" Straight black hair, olive skin, we even have the same grey eyes. But we're not related, at least not cloesly. Most of the families who work the mines resemble on another this way. "
" On the way home, we swing by the Hob, the black market that operates in an abandoned warehouse that once held coal. "
Although each person in each district, that is of eligible age, has the potential to be in the Hunger Games, the conditions are worse for those in harsher districts or are poor.
" The reaping system is unfair, with the poor getting the worst of it. You become eligible for the reaping the day you turn twelve. . . You can opt to add your name more times in exchange for tesserae. Each tessera is worth a meager year's supply of grain and oil for one person. . . So now, at the age of sixteen, my name will be in the reaping twentry times. Gale . . . will have his name in forty-two times. "