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Yukon: is the westernmost and smallest of Canada's three federal territories. Whitehorse is the territorial capital.

The territory was split from the Hudson's Bay Company's North-Western Territory in 1898. Receiving royal assent on March 27, 2002, the federal government modernized the Yukon Act to confirm "Yukon", rather than "Yukon Territory", as the current usage standard. Though officially bilingual (English and French), the Yukon Government also recognizes First Nations languages.

At 5,959 m (19,551 ft), Yukon's Mount Logan, in Kluane National Park and Reserve, is the highest mountain in Canada and the second-highest of North America (after Denali in the U.S. state of Alaska). The territory's climate is Arctic in the north (north of Old Crow), subarctic in the central region, between north of Whitehorse and Old Crow, and has a humid continental climate in the far south, south of Whitehorse and in areas close to the British Columbia border.

The territory is the approximate shape of a right triangle, bordering the U.S. state of Alaska to the west for 1,210 km (752 mi) mostly along longitude 141° W, the Northwest Territories to the east and British Columbia to the south. Its northern coast is on the Beaufort Sea. Its ragged eastern boundary mostly follows the divide between the Yukon Basin and the Mackenzie River drainage basin to the east in the Mackenzie mountains.
Most of the territory is in the watershed of its namesake, the Yukon River. The southern Yukon is dotted with a large number of large, long and narrow glacier-fed alpine lakes, most of which flow into the Yukon River system. The larger lakes include Teslin Lake, Atlin Lake, Tagish Lake, Marsh Lake, Lake Laberge, Kusawa Lake and Kluane Lake. Bennett Lake on the Klondike Gold Rush trail is a lake flowing into Nares Lake, with the greater part of its area within the Yukon.
Canada's highest point, Mount Logan (5,959 m/19,551 ft), is in the territory's southwest. Mount Logan and a large part of the Yukon's southwest are in Kluane National Park and Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other national parks include Ivvavik National Park and Vuntut National Park in the north.

Other watersheds include the Mackenzie River, the Peel watershed and the Alsek�Tatshenshini, and a number of rivers flowing directly into the Beaufort Sea. The two main Yukon rivers flowing into the Mackenzie in the Northwest Territories are the Liard River in the southeast and the Peel River and its tributaries in the northeast.
Notable widespread tree species within the Yukon are the Black Spruce and White Spruce. Many trees are stunted because of the short growing season and severe climate.

The capital, Whitehorse, is also the largest city, with about two-thirds of the population; the second largest is Dawson City (pop. 1,327), which was the capital until 1952.
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Apr 4, 2013 6:13:32 pm

Le Yukon est un territoire fédéral du Canada.

Situé dans la partie nord-ouest du pays, à la frontière avec l'Alaska, le Yukon mesure environ 480 000 km2, ce qui en fait le plus petit des trois territoires canadiens (après le Nunavut et les Territoires du Nord-Ouest) ; il est également plus petit que six des dix provinces du pays. Il tire son nom du fleuve Yukon.
Le Yukon a été créé en 1898 à partir de la région occidentale des Territoires du Nord-Ouest afin de répondre à la croissance de la population lors de la ruée vers l'or du Klondike. En 2009, il compte 31 530 habitants, ce qui en fait la deuxième entité la moins peuplée du Canada, juste devant le Nunavut. Sa capitale est Whitehorse.

Le Yukon a grossièrement la forme d'un triangle rectangle, d'une superficie comparable à celle de l'Espagne ou de la Suède. Il recouvre 482 443 km2, dont 474 391 km2 de terre et 8 052 km2 d'eaux.

Il est bordé à l'ouest par l'État américain d'Alaska sur 1 210 km, essentiellement le long du 141e méridien, au sud par la Colombie-Britannique le long du 60e parallèle et à l'est par les Territoires du Nord-Ouest suivant en gros la limite entre les bassins versants du Yukon et du Mackenzie. Sa côte nord est baignée par la mer de Beaufort.
Le Yukon est une région peu densément peuplée de lacs glaciaires et de montagnes recouvertes de neige. La majeure partie du territoire est placée sur la cordillère américaine ; le point culminant du Canada, le mont Logan (5 959 m), est situé au sud-ouest. La plus grande partie du territoire se trouve sur le bassin du Yukon, dont il tire son nom et sur les berges duquel se trouvent la plupart de ses villes. Tout le Yukon est situé à l'ouest de Vancouver ; il contient les communautés les plus occidentales du Canada.

Le Yukon connaît un climat polaire et subarctique et des hivers longs et secs ; pendant le court été, la longueur du jour permet à une profusion de fleurs et de fruits d'éclore. La plupart du territoire est recouverte par la taïga, la toundra ne se rencontrant qu'à l'extrême nord ou sur des altitudes élevées.

by MagikUnicorn Homepage »

Apr 4, 2013 6:31:13 pm
Very good image and information

by Faemike55 Online Now!   Homepage »

Apr 4, 2013 6:47:07 pm
Ont dirait une photo tu t'en viend pas mal bon :)

by Mel3d Homepage »

Apr 4, 2013 7:14:08 pm
Nice light in this

by Danny_Gordon Homepage »

Apr 4, 2013 7:29:35 pm
I like the water.

by ladylake Homepage »

Apr 4, 2013 8:11:15 pm
outstanding information and Terragen

by Richardphotos Homepage »

Apr 4, 2013 8:49:35 pm
nice view

by bakapo Homepage »

Apr 4, 2013 10:22:38 pm
This is a perfect less is more for grand, work using Terragen! I have alot of fun using that free edition also..and a very informative description, magnificent! Sometimes you start the description not knowing how long or short it will be in a fantasy echo, but documented words keep all in perspective, that what they're reading is what they're seeing! Nice over-all concept! Keep it up!

by JMichaelPiper Homepage »

Apr 4, 2013 10:29:15 pm
Magik, c'est une image merveilleuse que vous avez créé. Cette région est magnifique, et semble être très froid. J'ai aimé apprendre sur ce lieu fascinant.

by magnus073 Homepage »

Apr 4, 2013 10:49:02 pm
Another cool work.

by bebopdlx Homepage »

Apr 4, 2013 10:59:48 pm
does looks cold, but i'm ready for spring.

by eekdog Homepage »

Apr 4, 2013 11:31:42 pm
Excellent landscape Magik, superb work!

by mgtcs Homepage »

Apr 4, 2013 11:57:58 pm
Beautiful lighting, MU!

Corrie

by peedy Homepage »

Apr 5, 2013 12:30:05 am
Eh bien ! Tu as plus d'une corde à ton arc : la photo, Bryce, Terragen...et le tout avec succès.

by gaius Homepage »

Apr 5, 2013 12:54:55 am
awesome smiles
warm hugs, Linda

by hipps13 Homepage »

Apr 5, 2013 12:58:07 am
the stories of my childhood come to life here.

by renecyberdoc Homepage »

Apr 5, 2013 2:35:59 am
On sent le froid en regardant ton paysage, beau travail dans Terragen et merci pour les infos !

by Leije Online Now!   Homepage »

Apr 5, 2013 6:35:26 am
Merci pour les information sur to fabuleux pays ... Superbe creation !!!

by Cyve Online Now!   Homepage »

Apr 5, 2013 8:25:01 am
Super terrain Magik.

by jayfar Online Now!   Homepage »

Apr 5, 2013 9:29:07 am
Viewing your pic, reading your words and then closing my eyes to let my spirit travel into immensity...
That' what is source of inspiration...

by Nonsolum Homepage »

Apr 5, 2013 9:35:11 am
MARVELOUS!!!

by UteBigSmile Online Now!   Homepage »

Apr 5, 2013 10:42:53 am
Ya need a frozen lochness Monster - lol

by mikeerson Homepage »

Apr 5, 2013 10:50:44 am
Fantastic scene

by artofsouls Homepage »

Apr 5, 2013 12:41:55 pm
Excellent!!

by jendellas Homepage »

Apr 5, 2013 3:10:59 pm
I think I saw a salmon :) Nice work. Aloha

by sharky_ Homepage »

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