Whitehorse, Yukon

Frae Wikipedia, the free beuk o knawledge
City of Whitehorse
Downtown Whitehorse an Yukon River, Juin 2008
Downtown Whitehorse an Yukon River, Juin 2008
Our People, Our Strength
Whitehorse is located in Yukon
Location o Whitehorse in Yukon
Whitehorse is located in Canadae
Whitehorse (Canadae)
Coordinates: 60°43′N 135°03′W / 60.717°N 135.050°W / 60.717; -135.050Coordinates: 60°43′N 135°03′W / 60.717°N 135.050°W / 60.717; -135.050
Kintra Canadae
Territory Yukon
 • Ceety MayorDan Curtis
 • Govrenin boukWhitehorse City Council
 • MPsLarry Bagnell
 • MLAsTed Adel
Nils Clarke
Jeanie Dendys
Paolo Gallina
Elizabeth Hanson
Scott Kent
Tracy McPhee
Richard Mostyn
Ranj Pillai
Elaine Taylor
Kate White
 • Ceety416.54 km2 (160.83 sq mi)
 • Metro
8488.91 km2 (3,277.59 sq mi)
670–1702 m (2200–5584 ft)
 • Ceety23,276
 • Density55.9/km2 (145/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Paceefic (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Area code(s)867
NTS Map105D11

Whitehorse (tot aurie population 27,889 as o 2013[3]) is the caipital, lairgest, an anerly ceety o Yukon an the lairgest ceety in northren Canadae. It wis incorporatit in 1950 an is locatit at kilometre 1426 on the Alaska Highway in soothren Yukon. Whitehorse's downtown an Riverdale auries occupee baith shores o the Yukon River, which oreeginates in Breetish Columbie an meets the Bering Sea in Alaska. The ceety wis namit efter the White Horse Rapids for thair resemblance tae the mane o a white horse, near Miles Canyon, afore the river wis dammed.

Acause o the ceety's location in the Whitehorse valley, the climate is milder than comparable northren commonties sic as Yellowknife.[4] At this latitude winter days are short an simmer days hae up tae aboot 19 oors o daylicht.[5][6] Whitehorse, as reportit bi Guinness World Records, is the ceety wi the least air pollution in the warld.[7]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 5 Mey 2016. Retrieved 29 Apryle 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. Demonyms—From coast to coast to coast - Language articles - Language Portal of Canada Archived 2014-08-30 at the Wayback Machine
  3. "Yukon Bureau of Statistics Population Report 2013" (PDF). Archived frae the original (PDF) on 16 Julie 2016. Retrieved 29 Apryle 2017.
  4. Pinard, Jean-Paul (September 2007). "Wind Climate of the Whitehorse Area". Arctic. 60 (3): 227–237. doi:10.14430/arctic215.
  5. Sunrise and sunset times in Whitehorse
  6. "Whitehorse". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Archived frae the original on 14 August 2011. Retrieved 25 Mairch 2011.
  7. Guinness World Records 2013, Page 036 (Hardcover edition). ISBN 9781904994879

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]