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The capital of Northwest Territories, Canada, on the north shore of Great Slave Lake. It was founded in 1935 after the discovery of gold and silver deposits in the area and became the provincial capital in 1967.


(Placename) a city in N Canada, capital of the Northwest Territories on Great Slave Lake. Pop: 19 234 (2011)


(ˈyɛl oʊˌnaɪf)

the capital of the Northwest Territories, in N central Canada, on Great Slave Lake. 11,753.
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Noun1.Yellowknife - a town in the Northwest Territories in northern Canada on the Great Slave LakeYellowknife - a town in the Northwest Territories in northern Canada on the Great Slave Lake
Northwest Territories - a large territory in northwestern Canada; part is now Nunavut
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Yellowknife Tours is a renowned service provider, based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
David Lametti, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, will be in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, on November 8 to continue consultations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
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Meanwhile, Northern Canada's communications and entertainment leader Northwestel made it possible for GMA Pinoy TV to be seen in the communities of Whitehorse, Yukon, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (NWT), Fort Nelson, and British Columbia (BC).
For three straight years, from 2007-2009, the Corporate Knights named the City of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, the Most Sustainable Small City in Canada.
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, view a demonstration of Dene games and Arctic sports at the Somba K'e Civic Plaza in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories July 5, 2011.
Tom Andrews, an archaeologist with the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, and lead researcher on the International Polar Year Ice Patch Study, has said he's amazed at the implements being discovered.
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