The Capitol of Panem is the second Most Technologically Advanced city in the world, The Capitol is a utopian city where the nation's wealthy and powerful reside. The Capitol is also the colloquial name for the ruling government of Panem. As the seat of power in Panem, the nation's twelve (previously thirteen) districts are ruled from this city, and The Hunger Games are organized and celebrated in it. The Capitol is a tyrannical dictatorship, led by President Snow (before his death), and holds total political and economical dominance over Panem, enforcing its rule through an army of Peacekeepers, capital punishment, propoganda, and the Hunger Games. It is also the only major city mentioned in the trilogy. It is thought to be located in the northwestern section of the former United States of America, seemingly west of the Rocky Mountains. It is likely that it is in the current day state of Colorado, Utah, Montana, or Idaho. The Rockies also act as a natural barrier and have served the Capitol well, allowing their air forces to bomb the rebels who attempted to invade the city in the The Dark Days. The Capitol is known for its fashion and food.