Nestled in the southeast corner of Saskatchewan, Weyburn is a small yet bustling prairie city with much to offer to both its residents and tourists alike. It is located 75 km (46 miles) north of the American border at Fortuna, North Dakota via Highway 35 and 116 km (71 miles) down Highways 6 and 39 from Regina, Saskatchewan's capital city. Specifically, Weyburn is a 70-minute drive from Regina, a five hour drive from Winnipeg, Manitoba (Manitoba's capital city), a three-hour drive from Minot, North Dakota, and a 10-hour trip from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Weyburn sits near the headwaters of the Souris River, which flows southeast through North Dakota to join the Assiniboine River in Manitoba.

Nearly 10,000 residents call Weyburn their home. Weyburn's immediate trading area services more than 50,000 people from nearby communities, villages, and towns. Its main economic base is comprised of agricultural service and shipping, oilfield exploration, development, and service, manufacturing and processing, and business and industry services.
Weyburn's rich soils have made for excellent grain farming in the area, helping make Weyburn the country's highest-volume inland grain handling centre. This has led to the development of a major farm service and supply sector for Weyburn and the development of Canada's largest privately owned inland grain terminal, the Weyburn Inland Terminal.

Weyburn's location on the rim of the geological Williston Basin, one of the richest oil sources on the North American prairies, has allowed the city to become a major oilfield service centre. More than 600 oil wells operate in Weyburn's immediate area.

Transportation in and around Weyburn include the Municipal Airport, which provides service to business travellers, charter flights, and pleasure flyers, the Soo Line Railway that connects Western Canada's main rail lines at Moose Jaw with the American rail centres in Minneapolis and Chicago, and three main highways, including one to Minot, North Dakota via the North Portal border crossing.
Notable former citizens of Weyburn include author W.O. Mitchell, who was born and raised in Weyburn, and T.C 'Tommy' Douglas, former Saskatchewan premier and former CCF political party leader, who was a Baptist minister in Weyburn prior to his political career.

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