District 12 is one of the 16 Districts of Panem ruled over by the Capitol. 12's main industry is coal mining, that supplies power to different Districts and the Capitol. District 12 is the smallest, poorest, most over looked District in Panem. Not only are the tributes disliked by the Capitol, but often by the other Districts as well.
Due to none of the tributes of 12 having any experience, the tributes in this District often under preform in their Games. Their lack of skill has helped to produce few victors.
The tributes of this District, in addition to being disliked, are usually skill-less, weak, and uninteresting. They often die early on in the Games and very seldom make it out of the bloodbath. The victors are almost always a surprise.