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Yukon Facts


Tombstone Mountains, Yukon

Tombstone Mountains, Yukon

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Updated: 2/8/12

About Yukon:

About a fifth of Yukoners are of aboriginal descent and belong to one of 14 Yukon First Nations. More than 80 percent of Yukon is still wild, with majestic mountains, glaciers, rivers and exciting wildlife, including caribou, mountain sheep, grizzly bears and birds. Kluane National Park is a UNESCO Workd Heritage site, and thousands of kilometres of highways provide some of the most spectacular drives in the country.

Location of Yukon:

  • Yukon forms a large triangle on the northwest of the mainland of Canada

  • Yukon stretches from the Beaufort Sea and Alaska on the north to British Columbia on the south, and from Alaska on the west to the Northwest Territories on the east

  • see Yukon maps

Area of Yukon:

482,443 sq. km (186,272 sq. miles) (Natural Resources Canada, 2001)

Population of Yukon:

33,897 (Statistics Canada, 2011 Census)

Capital City of Yukon:

Date Yukon Entered Confederation:

June 13, 1898

Yukon Government:

Yukon Party

Last Yukon Election:

October 11, 2011

Premier of Yukon:

Premier Darrell Pasloski

Main Yukon Industries:

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