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
Confederation 13 Juin 1898 (9t)
Capital Whitehorse
Lairgest ceety Whitehorse
Lairgest metro Whitehorse
Govrenment
 • Commissioner Doug Phillips
 • Premier Darrell Pasloski (Yukon Pairty)
Legislatur Yukon Legislative Assembly
Federal representation (in Canadian Pairlament)
Hoose seats 1 o 338 (0.3%)
Senate seats 1 o 105 (1%)
Aurie
 • Total 482,443 km2 (186,272 sq mi)
 • Laund 474,391 km2 (183,163 sq mi)
 • Watter 8,052 km2 (3,109 sq mi)  1.7%
Aurie rank Rankit 9th
  4.8% o Canadae
Population (2011)
 • Tot 33,897 [1]
 • Rank Rankit 12t
 • Density 0.07/km2 (0.2/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Yukoner
Offeecial leids Inglis, French
GDP
 • Rank 12t
 • Tot (2006) C$1.596 billion[2]
 • Per capita C$51,154 (3rd)
Time zone UTC-8
Postal abbr. YT
Postal code prefix Y
ISO 3166 code CA-YT
Flouer Fireweed
Tree Subalpine Fir
Bird Common Raven
Wabsteid www.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. Februar 8, 2012. Retrieved Februar 8, 2012. 
  2. "Gross domestic product, expenditure-based, by province and territory". 0.statcan.ca. November 4, 2010. Retrieved Februar 22, 2011. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Yukon Act, SC 2002, c 7". CanLII. Retrieved Februar 22, 2011.