Die Welt is a German naitional newspaper setten furth bi the Axel Springer company. It wis foondit in Hamburg in 1946 bi the Breetish occupeein militar, an taks a centre-richt poleetical stance (in thair ain wirds, "liberal cosmopolitan").
The average circulation o Die Welt is aboot 209,000 praisently, an the blad can be obteent in mair nor 130 kintras. Daily regional edeetions appears in Berlin an Hamburg, an in 2002 the paper stairtit wi a Bavarie edeetion. A newspaper reegional supplement appears in Bremen forby. The main editorial office is in Berlin, thegither wi the Berliner Morgenpost.
The newspaper nou sets furth a compact edeetion enteetlt Die Welt Kompakt a 48-page cuttit-doun version o the main braidsheet.
Die Welt is the flagship publication, amang the sae-cawed quality newspaper mercat, o the Axel Springer empire. Its foremaist competitors is the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the Süddeutsche Zeitung an the Frankfurter Rundschau. Financially, it haes been a lossmakker for mony years.
Die Welt wis foonder member o the European Dailies Alliance (EDA) an haes a langstaundin co-operation wi compearable daily newspapers fae ither kintras, includin the Daily Telegraph (UK), Le Figaro (Fraunce) an ABC (Spain).
The paper disna prent on Sundays, but its poseetion is taen bi the publication Die Welt am Sonntag.
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