Yukon is a territory of Canada. It lies in northwest Canada between Alaska and the Northwest Territories. Whitehorse is the capital and largest metropolis of Yukon. It’s on the west financial institution of the Yukon River within the southern a part of the territory. Greater than half of the territory’s inhabitants lives in Whitehorse.
Yukon is a part of an enormous area under the Arctic Circle. The Arctic Circle is an imaginary line across the far northern a part of Earth. Yukon has lengthy, chilly winters and brief, heat summers.
Mountain ranges, together with the Rocky Mountains, cowl a lot of Yukon. There are thick forests of white spruce, birch, fir, pine, and poplar timber. Few individuals stay in Yukon due to its isolation and restricted financial system.
The Yukon River flows throughout the territory into Alaska. It is among the longest rivers in North America. The territory’s mountains, lakes, and large stretches of wilderness make it a well-liked trip spot. Individuals who wish to fish, camp, and hike go there to benefit from the land.
Assets and merchandise
Gold is the main mineral product in Yukon. Different mineral merchandise embrace silver, sand and gravel, and pure fuel.
Due to Yukon’s brief summers, most farmers plant solely fast-rising greens. Farmers additionally develop hay and lift livestock, together with chickens that produce eggs.
Yukon has a number of small manufacturing industries. Manufactured merchandise embrace metallic merchandise, printed supplies, processed meals, and wooden merchandise.
First Nations (American Indians) have lived in what’s now Yukon for hundreds of years. The primary European individuals to reach have been English fur merchants, within the mid-1800’s.
Yukon was an essential fur-buying and selling area for the British Hudson’s Bay Firm till the 1890’s. It was made a district of the Northwest Territories in 1895. In 1898, it turned a separate territory.
Yukon is legendary for the Klondike Gold Rush. In 1896, gold was present in Bonanza Creek, a department of the Klondike River. Phrase of the invention unfold shortly all over the world. Hundreds of prospectors, or gold diggers, got here to the world, hoping to strike it wealthy. This sudden arrival of newcomers turned referred to as the Klondike Gold Rush. It lasted from 1897 to 1900.