Flag of Yukon Territory

Yukon Territory

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Yukon Territory Flag Description:
The flag of the Yukon Territory consists of three vertical stripes. The left stripe is green, the middle white and the right strip is blue. The Yukon coat of arms is in the center of the white stripe and flag. Below the arms is a wreath of fireweed, which is the Yukon's official flower.

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Yukon Territory Flag Meaning:
The blue stripe symbolizes the Yukon's rivers and lakes and the green symbolizes the territory's forests. The white stripe represents snow. The coat of arms contains the cross of Saint George, representing England. In the centre of the cross is a circle representing the fur trade. The red triangles with gold circles stand for the Yukon's mineral rich mountains. The wavy lines symbolize the Territory's rivers and the Alaskan malamute dog is an important part of the Yukon's history.

Yukon Territory Flag History:
The flag was adopted on Dec. 1, 1967. The coat of arms was adopted in 1956. The Yukon Territory joined the confederation of Canada on June 13, 1898.

Interesting Yukon Territory Facts:
The Yukon is named after the Yukon River, which runs through the territory.

The Yukon has no official motto.

The flag was designed by Lynn Lambert in a competition held by the Whitehorse branch of the Royal Canadian Legion as part of Canada's 1967 centennial year celebrations. There were 137 submissions and Lambert sent in 10 of them.

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