Northern Canada

Northern Canada, colloquially the North or the Territories, is the vast northernmost region of Canada variously defined by geography and politics. Politically, the term refers to the three territories of Canada: Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. This area covers about 48 per cent of Canada's total land area, but has less than 1 per cent of Canada's population.

Northern Canada
Nord du Canada  (French)
Downtown Whitehorse (the territories’ largest city), Yukon seen from the east side of the Yukon River
Northern Canada, defined politically to comprise (from west to east) Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
CountryCanada
Territories
Largest cityWhitehorse
Area
  Total3,535,263 km2 (1,364,973 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)
  Total118,160
  Density0.033/km2 (0.087/sq mi)

The terms "northern Canada" or "the North" may be used in contrast with the Far North, which may refer to the Canadian Arctic, the portion of Canada that lies north of the Arctic Circle, east of Alaska and west of Greenland. However, in many other uses the two areas are treated as a single unit.


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