Yukon

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Yukon
Banner o Yukon
Banner
Coat o airms o Yukon
Coat o airms
Motto(s): 
No motto
Map o Canadae wi Yukon heichlichtit
Map o Canadae wi Yukon heichlichtit
Confederation13 Juin 1898 (9t)
CapitalWhitehorse
Lairgest ceetyWhitehorse
Lairgest metroWhitehorse
Govrenment
 • CommissionerDoug Phillips
 • PremierDarrell Pasloski (Yukon Pairty)
LegislaturYukon Legislative Assembly
Federal representation(in Canadian Pairlament)
Hoose seats1 o 338 (0.3%)
Senate seats1 o 105 (1%)
Area
 • Total482,443 km2 (186,272 sq mi)
 • Land474,391 km2 (183,163 sq mi)
 • Water8,052 km2 (3,109 sq mi)  1.7%
Aurie rankRankit 9th
 4.8% o Canadae
Population
 (2011)
 • Tot33,897 [1]
 • RankRankit 12t
 • Density0.07/km2 (0.2/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Yukoner
Offeecial leidsInglis, French
GDP
 • Rank12t
 • Tot (2006)C$1.596 billion[2]
 • Per capitaC$51,154 (3rd)
Time zoneUTC-8
Postal abbr.
YT
Postal code prefixY
ISO 3166 codeCA-YT
FlouerFireweed
TreeSubalpine Fir
BirdCommon Raven
Wabsteidwww.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.