Whitehorse, Yukon

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Whitehorse
City of Whitehorse
Downtown Whitehorse an Yukon River, Juin 2008
Downtown Whitehorse an Yukon River, Juin 2008
Eik-name(s): 
Motto(s): 
Our People, Our Strength
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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
Established1898
Govrenment
 • 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
Area
 • Ceety416.54 km2 (160.83 sq mi)
 • Metro
8488.91 km2 (3,277.59 sq mi)
Elevation
670–1702 m (2200–5584 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Ceety23,276
 • Density55.9/km2 (145/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Whitehorser[2]
Time zoneUTC-8 (Paceefic (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Area code(s)867
NTS Map105D11
GNBC CodeKABPC
Websitewww.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 25 Mairch 2011.
  7. Guinness World Records 2013, Page 036 (Hardcover edition). ISBN 9781904994879

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