Yukon

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Yukon
Banner Coat o airms
Motto: No motto
Caipital Whitehorse
Lairgest ceety Whitehorse
Lairgest metro Whitehorse
Offeecial leids Inglis, French
Demonym Yukoner
Govrenment
Type
Commissioner Doug Phillips
Premier Darrell Pasloski (Yukon Pairty)
Legislatur Yukon Legislative Assembly
Federal representation In Canadian pairlament
Hoose seats 1 o 308 (0.3%)
Senate seats 1 o 105 (1%)
Confederation 13 Juin 1898 (9t)
Aurie  Ranked 9th
Total 482,443 km2 (186,272 sq mi)
Laund 474,391 km2 (183,163 sq mi)
Watter (%) 8,052 km2 (3,109 sq mi) (1.7%)
Proportion o Canadae 4.8% o 9,984,670 km2
Population  Ranked 12t
Total (2011) 33,897 [1]
Densitie (2011) 0.07 /km2 (0.18 /sq mi)
GDP  Ranked 12t
Total (2006) C$1.596 billion[2]
Per caipita C$51,154 (3rd)
Abbreviations
Postal YT
ISO 3166-2 CA-YT
Time zone UTC-8
Postal code prefix Y
Flouer Fireweed
Tree Subalpine Fir
Bird Common Raven
Wabsteid www.gov.yk.ca
Rankins include aw provinces an territories

Yukon[3] /ˈjuːkɒn/ is the wastmaist an smawest o Canadae's three federal territories.

The territory wis creatit frae the rump o the Hudson's Bay Company's North-Wastren Territory in 1898 as "the Yukon". Receivin ryal assent on 27 Mairch 2002, the federal govrenment modrenisit the Yukon Act tae confirm "Yukon", rather than "Yukon Territory", as the current uisage staundart.[3] Though offeecially bilingual (Inglis an French), the Yukon Govrenment recognises First Naitions leids.

At 5,959 m (19,551 ft), Yukon's Mount Logan, in Kluane National Park and Reserve, is the heichest muntain in Canadae an the seicont-heichest o North Americae (efter Mount McKinley in the U.S. state o Alaska). The territory's climate is Airctic in the north (north o Old Crow), subairctic in the central region, atween north o Whitehorse an Old Crow, an haes a humid continental climate in the far sooth, sooth o Whitehorse an in auries close tae the B.C. border.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

It wis namit efter the Yukon River. The wird Yukon means "Great River" in Gwich’in.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, 2011 and 2006 censuses". Statcan.gc.ca. February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
  2. "Gross domestic product, expenditure-based, by province and territory". 0.statcan.ca. November 4, 2010. Retrieved February 22, 2011. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Yukon Act, SC 2002, c 7". CanLII. Retrieved February 22, 2011.