Whitehorse, Yukon

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City of Whitehorse
Downtown Whitehorse an Yukon River, Juin 2008
Downtown Whitehorse an Yukon River, Juin 2008
Nickname(s): "The Wilderness City"[1]
Motto(s): Our People, Our Strength
Whitehorse is locatit in Yukon
Location o Whitehorse in Yukon
Whitehorse is locatit in Canada
Whitehorse (Canada)
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
Established 1898
 • Ceety Mayor Dan Curtis
 • Govrenin bouk Whitehorse City Council
 • MPs Larry Bagnell
 • MLAs Ted Adel
Nils Clarke
Jeanie Dendys
Paolo Gallina
Elizabeth Hanson
Scott Kent
Tracy McPhee
Richard Mostyn
Ranj Pillai
Elaine Taylor
Kate White
 • Ceety 416.54 km2 (160.83 sq mi)
 • Metro 8,488.91 km2 (3,277.59 sq mi)
Elevation 670–1,702 m (2,200–5,584 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Ceety 23,276
 • Density 55.9/km2 (145/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Whitehorser[2]
Time zone Paceefic (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Simmer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Aurie code(s) 867
NTS Map 105D11
Wabsteid www.city.whitehorse.yk.ca

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]

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  1. http://www.city.whitehorse.yk.ca/about-whitehorse
  2. Demonyms—From coast to coast to coast - Language articles - Language Portal of Canada
  3. Yukon Bureau of Statistics Population Report 2013
  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. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  7. Guinness World Records 2013, Page 036 (Hardcover edition). ISBN 9781904994879

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