Yukon

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Yukon

(ˈjuːkɒn)
n
(Placename) the Yukon a territory of NW Canada, on the Beaufort Sea, between the Northwest Territories and Alaska: arctic and mountainous, reaching 5959 m (19 550 ft) at Mount Logan, Canada's highest peak; mineral resources. Capital: Whitehorse. Pop: 33 897 (2011). Area: 536 327 sq km (207 076 sq miles). Abbreviation: YT

Yu•kon

(ˈyu kɒn)

n.
1. a river flowing NW and then SW from NW Canada through Alaska to the Bering Sea. ab. 2000 mi. (3220 km) long.
2. Also called Yu′kon Ter′ritory. a territory in NW Canada. 31,600; 207,076 sq. mi. (536,325 sq. km).Cap.: Whitehorse. Abbr.: YT, Yuk., Y.T.
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Noun1.Yukon - a North American river that flows westward from the Yukon Territory through central Alaska to the Bering SeaYukon - a North American river that flows westward from the Yukon Territory through central Alaska to the Bering Sea
Canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
2.Yukon - a territory in northwestern CanadaYukon - a territory in northwestern Canada; site of the Klondike gold rush in the 1890s
Canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"
Dawson - a town in northwestern Canada in the Yukon on the Yukon River; a boom town around 1900 when gold was discovered in the Klondike
Klondike - a region in northwestern Canada where gold was discovered in 1896 but exhausted by 1910
Whitehorse - the provincial capital of the Yukon Territory
Logan, Mount Logan - a mountain peak in the St. Elias Range in the southwestern Yukon Territory in Canada (19,850 feet high)
St. Elias Mountains, St. Elias Range - a range of mountains between Alaska and the Yukon territory
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