District 8 is one of the twelve Districts of Panem. It is located in the north-central area of the country, near District 6. District 8's designated industry is textiles. It has a population of about 1 million.
District 8 has dealt with economic hardships, similar to its neighbor District 6, but not to that extreme. It is commonly known as one of the most unhealthy districts, due to high levels of smog and pollution being emitted from its high number of factories. It has strong diplomatic ties to its neighbors District 5 and District 6.
District 8 is highly urbanized, with about 80% of its residents residing in a city. Cities in District 8 are known throughout Panem for high levels of crime, so wealthier residents of the district have retreated to smaller towns outside of cities.