Whitehorse

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Whitehorse
Downtown Whitehorse and Yukon River, June 2008
Downtown Whitehorse and Yukon River, June 2008
Motto(s): 
Our People, Our Strength
Whitehorse is located in Yukon
Whitehorse
Whitehorse
Location of Whitehorse in Yukon
Coordinates: 60°43′N 135°03′W / 60.717°N 135.050°W / 60.717; -135.050Coordinates: 60°43′N 135°03′W / 60.717°N 135.050°W / 60.717; -135.050
CountryCanada
TerritoryYukon
Established1898
Government
 • City MayorDan Curtis
 • Governing bodyWhitehorse City Council
 • MPsRyan Leef
 • MLAsCurrie Dixon
Doug Graham
Elizabeth Hanson
Scott Kent
David Laxton
Lois Moorcroft
Mike Nixon
Darrell Pasloski
Jan Stick
Elaine Taylor
Kate White
Area
 • City416.54 km2 (160.83 sq mi)
 • Metro
8,488.91 km2 (3,277.59 sq mi)
Elevation
670–1,702 m (2,200–5,584 ft)
Population
(2013)
 • City27,889
 • Density55.9/km2 (145/sq mi)
 • Urban
26,210
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
NTS Map105D11
GNBC CodeKABPC
Websitewww.city.whitehorse.yk.ca

Whitehorse is the capital of Yukon, Canada. It is the also largest city in northern Canada. It is on the Alaska Highway and the Yukon River.

History[change | change source]

The city was inhabited by First Nations for thousands of years.

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