Last week, the film “The Hunger Games: A Song of Birds and Snakes”, a prequel to the franchise, arrived in theaters.Hunger Games”, released in cinemas between 2012 and 2015. The productions are inspired by the series of books written by the author Suzanne Collinsbeing one of the most successful dystopian stories of recent times.
The entire franchise is set in a fictional country called Panem, which is divided into 12 districts and a Capital, a place where the most fortunate enjoy all the luxuries created in the districts. But, have you ever wondered where Panem would be located in real life?
Panem in real life
First of all, it is important to remember that “The Hunger Games” takes place about 300 years in the future, in relation to the current time. Thus, Panem is located in part of what is now the United States. If we compare the two maps, the districts are distributed as follows, according to information released by the ScreenRant portal:
- Capital: On the border between Wyoming and Colorado
- District 1: Between Wyoming and Utah
- District 2: Colorado, plus parts of New Mexico and Texas
- District 3: Midwest
- District 4: Nevada and parts of California
- District 5: New Mexico and parts of Arizona
- District 6: Midwest
- District 7: Montana, extending into much of the northwestern states
- District 8: Tennessee, the Carolinas and Missouri
- District 9: Dakotas and Nebraska
- District 10: Texas
- District 11: Part of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia
- District 12: Virginia
- District 13: Northeast Coast
The division of the districts and the Capital occurred after an apocalyptic war and terrible ecological disasters, which generated a collapse in modern civilization. Despite this information, as reported by the ScreenRant portal, the books do not explore what the situation was like in the rest of the world, opening the door for readers to understand that, possibly, this could be the last civilization of its time.