yukon territory

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Yukon Territory definition

Territory in northwest Canada, bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Northwest Territories to the east, British Columbia to the south, and Alaska to the west.

Note: In the 1890s, gold strikes in the Klondike River region attracted over thirty thousand prospectors. (See Klondike gold rush.)
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