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Skyline o dountoun Yellowknife
Skyline o dountoun Yellowknife
The Knife, YK, Goldenblade, The Blade
Multum In Parvo (Mony things in a sma place)
Yellowknife is located in Northwast Territories
Coordinates: 62°26′32″N 114°23′51″W / 62.44222°N 114.39750°W / 62.44222; -114.39750
TerritoryNorthwast Territories
RegionNorth Slave Region
Census divisionRegion 6
Incorporation (ceety)1 Januar 1970
 • TeepYellowknife City Council
 • MayorGordon Van Tighem
 • Ceety AdmeenistratorMax Hall
 • MPsDennis Bevington
 • MLAs
 • Ceety136 km2 (53 sq mi)
 • Laund105.22 km2 (40.63 sq mi)
 • Water30.78 km2 (11.88 sq mi)
 • Urban
12.97 km2 (5.01 sq mi)
206 m (675 ft)
19 234
 • Density177.7/km2 (460/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Urban density2340.82/km2 (6,062.7/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
Canadian Postal code
Area code(s)867
Telephone Exchynges444 445 446 669 765 766 767 873 920 999
- Livin cost117.5A
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 (/[unsupported input]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 efter 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 nummers 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 bein a minin toun tae bein 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. a b "2011 Census". Govrenment o Canadae. Archived frae the original on 10 Julie 2013. Retrieved 14 Julie 2010.
  2. "Community Governance Data List". Archived frae the original on 17 Julie 2012. Retrieved 2 Mairch 2011.
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  4. "Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre - official names" (PDF). Archived frae the original (PDF) on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 2 Mairch 2011.
  5. "Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife profile". Archived frae the original on 2 Januar 2011. Retrieved 2 Mairch 2011.
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  8. "Yellowknife Visitors Guide" (PDF). Yellowknifer. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 25 Mairch 2009."Archived copy" (PDF). Archived frae the original (PDF) on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 26 September 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. "About yellowknife". "City of Yellowknife". Archived frae the original on 26 Februar 2009. Retrieved 25 August 2009.