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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
Country Canada
Territory Yukon
Established 1898
Government
 • City Mayor Dan Curtis
 • Governing body Whitehorse City Council
 • MPs Ryan Leef
 • MLAs Currie Dixon
Doug Graham
Elizabeth Hanson
Scott Kent
David Laxton
Lois Moorcroft
Mike Nixon
Darrell Pasloski
Jan Stick
Elaine Taylor
Kate White
Area
 • City 416.54 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)
 • City 27,889
 • Density 55.9/km2 (145/sq mi)
 • Urban
26,210
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
NTS Map 105D11
GNBC Code KABPC
Website www.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

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

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