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The Yukon , one of the three territories of Canadian north , is located in the extreme North-West of the country. Its capital is Whitehorse.
The territory, a little smaller than France, roughly has the shape of a right-angled triangle. It is bordered by the American state of Alaska in the west, the Territoires of the North-West in the east and the Colombia-British in the south. Its northern coast is bathed by the Mer of Beaufort. The culminating point of Canada, the Mount Logan (5 959 m), is in the south-west of the territory. Most of the territory is in the basin of the Fleuve Yukon, from which it draws its name and on the banks of which are the majority of its cities.
Its population is of 32.335 inhabitants in Dec. 2006 ( Yukonnais ).
The territory, of one population density very low, is rich in natural beauty, with cast iron lakes of snow and mountains with perpetual snowing up. Though the climate is Arctic and subarctic with extremely rigorous winters, the court be authorizes vegetables and the cultures frost-resistant, as well as a profusion of flowers, to flower and give fruits.
The principal industry of the territory is mining industry ; one extracted there from the Lead, the Zinc, the money, the Gold and the Copper. Indeed, the territory owes its existence with the Gold rush of the Klondike of 1897 and 1898. The Company of Hudson Bay having yielded the territory in to him 1870, the Canadian government separated Yukon from the Territoires of the North-West in 1898 in order to fill the need for a local government caused by the surge for prospectors.
Thousands of these prospectors, attracted by gold, invaded the area, becoming the source of a picturesque tradition which inspired by the writers such as Robert Service and Jack London (see also royal Gendarmerie of Canada). The memory of this time, as well as the marvellous landscapes and the places of recreation in the open air, make Tourisme the second industry of the territory.
The manufacture of pieces of furniture, clothing and products typical, as well as the Hydroelectricity, follow in importance. Traditional industries of subsistence such hunting and fishing lost importance.
Formerly, the basin of the Yukon river was the most important means of transport. Today, of many other axes of transport were created, of which the Alaska Highway, which cross Whitehorse, and the International airport of Whitehorse. All the communities are accessible by the road except Old Crow, by plane.
Like the provinces, and with the difference of the two other territories, the legislative assembled monocamérale of Yukon functions according to a system of parties. The government of ( Yukon Party ) of Refusals Fentie form the current government.
The Head of State of the territory is a police chief chosen by the federal government; he represents the Reine in the same way that the lieutenant governors of the provinces. The territory is represented with the Parlement of Canada by a seat with the Room of communes and a seat with the Senate. The First Nations constitute a big part of the population of the territory. An agreement of territorial claim near 7000 members of the Yukon tribe was signed with the federal government in 1991.
- Ministry for the Indian businesses and North Canada
- Canadian Provinces and territories
- List of Canadian cities
- List of the Prime Ministers of Yukon
- territorial Districts of Yukon
- List of the communities in Yukon
- List of the provincial and territorial symbols of Canada
- Jung lake
- To travel and work in Yukon
- Official site Government of tourist Yukon
- Official site of Yukon
- Tourism Yukon
- To immigrate in Yukon
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