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The Yukon Territory is a federal territory in northern Canada, bordered by the Northwest Territories to the east, British Columbia to the south, and the U.S. state of Alaska to the west. It is Canada's smallest territory with an area of 482,443 km² and a population of 41 980 in 2020, ranking it just ahead of Nunavut. Its prime minister is Sandie Silver and its commissioner is Angélique Bernard. Its capital and largest city is Whitehorse where most of the population lives. The spoken languages are English and French.

The majority of Yukon's climate is polar and subarctic, characterized by long, cold winters and short, hot summers. It is home to black bears, grizzly and polar bears and caribous. The Hemione deer and its predator, the puma, are also increasingly common in the south and the coyote is expanding its range in the north. In order to protect these species, the territory has 3 national parks and 4 territorial parks.

The first occupants can be traced back approximately 25,000 to 40,000 years. The First Nations were the Navajo and Apache tribes. European incursions into the area began in the mid-19th century with the fur trade with the natives. Yukon became a Canadian territory on June 13, 1898. The territory experienced two gold rushes, one in 1874 and the other in 1896.

The main activity in Yukon is mining: lead, zinc, silver, gold and copper are mined; followed by furniture and clothing manufacturing. The territory has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Canada and an exceptional quality of life.

Check below a list of all the cities in Yukon Territory, classified according to their number of inhabitants. You can click on the area you want to know more about, or look for it using the search bar:


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