Covering an area of 474,713 sq. km, Yukon is a small territory, located in the extreme northwestern corner of Canada.
As observed on the map, the territory is covered by several snow-capped mountains, volcanoes, glaciers, lakes, rivers, coniferous forests, and Arctic tundra. The territory’s eastern boundary is quite rugged and is dominated by the Mackenzie and the Selwyn Mountain ranges. Some other notable mountains in the territory include the Richardson Mountains, Pelly Mountains, Ogilvie Mountains, Logan Mountains, St. Elias Mountains, etc.
Most of the striking landforms of the territory are situated in its extreme southwestern corner in the Kluane National Park and Reserve. As marked on the map by an upright yellow triangle is Mount Logan, which rises to an elevation of 5,959m and is the highest point on the Yukon territory as well as the entire Canada.
Much of the territory is drained by the Yukon River. Some other notable rivers include Peel, Liard, Stewart, Porcupine, etc. The southern part of the territory is dotted by many alpine lakes including Atlin Lake, Marsh Lake, Kusawa Lake, Teslin, Tagish, Laberge, and Kluane Lake. The lowest point of the territory is at the Beaufort Sea (0m).
The Canadian Territory of Yukon is administratively divided into 8 municipalities. In alphabetical order, these municipalities are Carmacks, Dawson, Faro, Haines Junction, Mayo, Teslin, Watson Lake, and Whitehorse. Of these 8 municipalities, there are 7 towns and 1 city (Whitehorse). The 8 municipalities of Yukon occupy only 0.2% of Yukon’s total land area. The remaining portion of the territory is classified as unorganized.
With an area of 474,713 sq. km, Yukon is the smallest and the least populous Canadian territory. Situated on the Yukon River near Miles Canyon is Whitehorse – the capital city of Yukon. It also serves as the largest city in entire Northern Canada.
Yukon is a territory located in the extreme northwestern corner of Canada, in the Continent of North America. It is geographically positioned both in the Northern and Western hemispheres of the Earth. Yukon is bordered by the Canadian Northwest Territories in the east; the province of British Columbia in the south and the US State of Alaska to the west. In the north, it is bounded by the Beaufort Sea and the Arctic Ocean.
Regional Maps: Map of North America
|Legal Name||Province of Yukon|
|ISO 3166 Code||US-ykz|
This page was last updated on May 11, 2021