The Hunger Games Map Of Panem

Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games is the latest megaselling book to get the Hollywood treatment, ensuring that there will be few people who are unaware of the future nation of Panem. It is a nation located in a post-Apocalypse North America, leading to much speculation as to the exact location of the thirteen districts described in the book. The aimmyarrowshigh blog has developed a map using the phi spiral based on the sacred geometrical golden ratio.


It’s a bit of fun based on YA fiction, no need to pick it apart unduly, but if you have other ideas…


Majestic is gadfly emeritus.

Latest posts by majestic (see all)

9 Comments on "The Hunger Games Map Of Panem"

  1. I liked it better when it was called Battle Royale.

    • Jin The Ninja | Mar 16, 2012 at 10:36 pm |

      in fairness (and i haven`t seen the hunger games film yet) battle royale was pretty epic and pretty subversive (film, novel, manga). hunger games was a very light version of it.

      • DeepCough | Mar 19, 2012 at 2:28 am |

        Novel: good; manga: AWESOME!; film: BURN THAT PIECE OF SHIT WITH FIRE!

        • Jin The Ninja | Mar 19, 2012 at 11:35 am |

          lol NOT the first one! the second one, okay can live without. but the first one is siiick.

  2. Do you have any idea how hard it would be to survey curving boundaries? Maps are already distorted because the earth is an oblate ellipsoid.

    FEMA regions make a lot more sense.

    • DeepCough | Mar 19, 2012 at 2:29 am |

      George Carlin thought the “square states” would be best for building prisons: easy to fence.

  3. I’m glad to see these novels make it to the big screen. I sure hope they don’t botch it.

    I read the books a few years ago and was pleasantly surprised by how thoroughly subversive they were.

    The protagonist is forced to break the “rules” on a daily basis just to feed herself and her family.

    There’s virtually no “authority figure” in the trilogy who isn’t corrupt or contemptible and eventually Katniss realizes that it’s up to her, personally, to make a stand.

    A message which I hope resonates.

    As far as the map goes, I got the impression that District 13 was to be found in the vicinity of Washington D.C.

  4. Not quite how I pictured it, but there wasn’t a lot of specific info to go on and it looks like they had fun  making it

    any of you fellow fans have any idea why do all the fan made maps of
    Panem have been made with the premise that the whole planet is submerged
    and that the only landmass that exists is North America? It just makes
    no sense whatsoever just based on the fact that the books focus on Panem
    it’s regime,it’s second civil war and off course Katniss. it’s the
    equivalent of reading about the deeds of Spartacus in Ancient Rome and
    then making a map of Ancient Rome with the rest of the planet submerged.
    It just doesn’t make any sense whatsoever. I’ve tried contacting those that have made such maps asking them how they got to their conclusions to no avail

Comments are closed.