|Motto(s): (No official motto)|
|Confederation||June 13, 1898 (9th)|
| • Commissioner||Angélique Bernard|
| • Premier||Sandy Silver (Liberal)|
|Legislature||Yukon Legislative Assembly|
|Federal representation||(in Canadian Parliament)|
|House seats||1 of 338 (0.3%)|
|Senate seats||1 of 105 (1%)|
| • Total||482,443 km2 (186,272 sq mi)|
| • Land||474,391 km2 (183,163 sq mi)|
| • Water||8,052 km2 (3,109 sq mi) 1.7%|
|Area rank||Ranked 9th|
| ||4.8% of Canada|
| • Total||35,874 |
| • Estimate (2018 Q1)||38,825 |
| • Rank||Ranked 13th|
| • Density||0.08/km2 (0.2/sq mi)|
|Official languages||, but ambiguous status|
| • Rank||12th|
| • Total (2011)||C$2.660 billion|
| • Per capita||C$75,141 (3rd)|
|Postal code prefix||Y|
|ISO 3166 code||CA-YT|
|Rankings include all provinces and territories|
Yukon (/; French: [jykɔ̃]; also commonly called the Yukon) is the smallest and westernmost of Canada's three federal territories (the other two are the Northwest Territories and Nunavut). The territory has the smallest population of any province or territory in Canada, with 35,874 people. Whitehorse is the territorial capital and Yukon's only city.
The territory was split from the Northwest Territories in 1898 and was named the Yukon Territory. The federal government's Yukon Act, which received royal assent on March 27, 2002, established Yukon as the territory's official name, though Yukon Territory is also still popular in usage and Canada Post continues to use the territory's internationally approved postal abbreviation of YT. Though officially bilingual (English and French), the Yukon Government also recognizes First Nations languages.
At 5,959 m (19,551 ft), Yukon's Mount Logan, in Kluane National Park and Reserve, is the highest mountain in Canada and the second-highest on the North American continent (after Denali in the U.S. state of Alaska). Most of Yukon has a subarctic climate, characterized by long cold winters and brief warm summers. The Arctic Ocean coast has a tundra climate.
Notable rivers include the Yukon River, after which the territory was named, as well as the Pelly, Stewart, Peel, White and Tatshenshini rivers.