Yukon

territory of Canada

The Yukon is a territory of Canada, north of British Columbia, west of the Northwest Territories, and east of the American state of Alaska. Its population is 31,000. Most of the territory's people live in the capital of Whitehorse. Many of the people are native Canadians (First Nations).

Yukon

Ųųg Han  (Gwichʼin)
Chu Nìikwän  (Southern Tutchone)
Coordinates: 63°00′00″N 135°00′00″W / 63.00000°N 135.00000°W / 63.00000; -135.00000Coordinates: 63°00′00″N 135°00′00″W / 63.00000°N 135.00000°W / 63.00000; -135.00000
CountryCanada
ConfederationJune 13, 1898 (9th)
CapitalWhitehorse
Largest cityWhitehorse
Largest metroWhitehorse
Government
 • CommissionerAngélique Bernard
 • PremierSandy Silver (Liberal)
LegislatureYukon Legislative Assembly
Federal representationParliament of Canada
House seats1 of 338 (0.3%)
Senate seats1 of 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%
Area rankRanked 9th
 4.8% of Canada
Population
 (2016)
 • Total35,874 [1]
 • Estimate 
(2020 Q4)
42,176 [2]
 • RankRanked 13th
 • Density0.08/km2 (0.2/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Yukoner
FR: Yukonnais(e)
Official languages
  • English
  • French[3]
(ambiguous status)
GDP
 • Rank13th
 • Total (2017)C$3.089 billion[4]
 • Per capitaC$75,141 (3rd)
HDI
 • HDI (2018)0.908[5]Very high (5th)
Time zoneUTC−07:00
Postal abbr.
YT
Postal code prefix
ISO 3166 codeCA-YT
FlowerFireweed
TreeSubalpine fir[6]
BirdCommon raven
Rankings include all provinces and territories

The Yukon became a territory in 1898. It was part of the Northwest Territories from 1870 to 1898. Many people came to live in the Yukon during the Yukon Gold Rush of the 1890s.

Mount Logan, at 5959 metres above sea level, is Canada's highest mountain.

The most important industry in the Yukon is mining.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, 2016 and 2011 censuses". Statistics Canada. February 2, 2017. Retrieved April 30, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Population by year of Canada of Canada and territories". Statistics Canada. September 26, 2014. Retrieved September 29, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "The Legal Context of Canada's Official Languages". University of Ottawa. Archived from the original on December 21, 2016. Retrieved October 7, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Gross domestic product, expenditure-based, by province and territory (2017)". Statistics Canada. September 22, 2019. Retrieved September 22, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "Sub-national HDI - Subnational HDI - Global Data Lab". globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  6. "Government of Yukon: Emblems and Symbols". Archived from the original on February 12, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)