Yukon[3] /ˈjuːkɒn/ is the wastmaist an smawest o Canadae's three federal territories.

Yukon
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
 • Total482443 km2 (186,272 sq mi)
 • Laund474391 km2 (183,163 sq mi)
 • Water8052 km2 (3,109 sq mi)  1.7%
Area rankRankit 9th
 4.8% o Canadae
Population
 (2011)
 • Total33,897 [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
Websitewww.gov.yk.ca
Rankins include aw provinces an 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.

EtymologyEedit

It wis namit efter the Yukon River. The wird Yukon means "Great River" in Gwich’in.

ReferencesEedit

  1. "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, 2011 and 2006 censuses". Statcan.gc.ca. 8 Februar 2012. Retrieved 8 Februar 2012.
  2. "Gross domestic product, expenditure-based, by province and territory". 0.statcan.ca. 4 November 2010. Retrieved 22 Februar 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Yukon Act, SC 2002, c 7". CanLII. Retrieved 22 Februar 2011.