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Yellowknife
Ceety
Skyline o dountoun Yellowknife
Nickname(s): The Knife, YK, Goldenblade, The Blade
Motto: Multum In Parvo (Mony things in a sma place)
Yellowknife is located in Northwest Territories
Yellowknife
Yellowknife
Coordinates: 62°26′32″N 114°23′51″W / 62.44222°N 114.39750°W / 62.44222; -114.39750
Kintra Canadae
Territory Northwast Territories
Region North Slave Region
Constituencies
Census division Region 6
Established 1936/1937
Incorporation (ceety) 1 Januar 1970
Government
 • Type Yellowknife City Council
 • Mayor Gordon Van Tighem
 • Ceety Admeenistrator Max Hall
 • MPs Dennis Bevington
 • MLAs
Area
 • Ceety 136 km2 (53 sq mi)
 • Land 105.22 km2 (40.63 sq mi)
 • Water 30.78 km2 (11.88 sq mi)
 • Urban 12.97 km2 (5.01 sq mi)
Elevation 206 m (675 ft)
Population (2011)[1] 19 234
 • Density 177.7/km2 (460/sq mi)
 • Urban 19,234
 • Urban density 2,340.82/km2 (6,062.7/sq mi)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Canadian Postal code X1A
Area code(s) 867
Telephone Exchynges 444 445 446 669 765 766 767 873 920 999
- Livin cost 117.5A
GNBC Code LBAMG
Website www.yellowknife.ca
Sources:Community Governance Data List[2]
2006 Canada Census[3]
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre[4]
Yellowknife profile at the Legislative Assembly[5]
Canada Flight Supplement[6]
^A 2005 figure based on Edmonton = 100[7]

Yellowknife (play /ˈjɛlnf/) (2011 population: 19,234[1]) is the caipital an lairgest ceety o the Northwast Territories (NWT), Canadae. It is locatit on the northren shore o Great Slave Lake, approximately 400 km (250 mi) sooth o the Airctic Circle, on the wast side o Yellowknife Bay near the ootlet o the Yellowknife River. Yellowknife an its surroondin watter bodies wur namit after a local Dene tribe ance kent as the 'Copper Indians' or 'Yellowknife Indians' (nou referred tae locally as the Yellowknives Dene (First Nation) who tradit tuils made frae copper deposits near the Airctic Coast. The current population is ethnically mixed. O the eleiven offeecial leids o the Northwast Territories, five are spoken in significant numbers in Yellowknife: Dene Suline, Dogrib, Sooth an North Slavey, Inglis leid, an French. In the Dogrib leid, the ceety is kent as Somba K'e ("whare the money is").[8]

Yellowknife wis first settled in 1935, efter gowd haed been foond in the aurie; Yellowknife suin became the centre o economic activity in the NWT, an became the caipital o the Northwast Territories in 1967. As gowd production began tae wane, Yellowknife shiftit frae being a minin toun tae being a centre o govrenment services in the 1980s. Housomeivver, wi the discovery o diamonds north o Yellowknife in 1991,[9] this shift haes begun tae reverse.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "2011 Census". Govrenment o Canadae. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  2. "Community Governance Data List". Maca.gov.nt.ca. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
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  4. "Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre - official names" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  5. "Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife profile". Assembly.gov.nt.ca. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
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  8. "Yellowknife Visitors Guide" (PDF). Yellowknifer. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2009-03-25. 
  9. "About yellowknife". "City of Yellowknife". Retrieved 2009-08-25.