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Die Welt is a German national daily newspaper published by the Axel Springer company. It was founded in Hamburg in 1946 by the British occupying forces, and takes a centre-right political position (in its own words, "liberal cosmopolitan").
The average circulation of Die Welt is about 209,000 currently, and the paper can be obtained in more than 130 countries. Daily regional editions appear in Berlin and Hamburg, and in 2002 the paper experimented with a Bavarian edition. A daily regional supplement also appears in Bremen. The main editorial office is in Berlin, in conjunction with the Berliner Morgenpost .
Die Welt is the flagship publication, within the so-called quality newspaper market, of the Axel Springer empire. Its leading competitors are the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Financially, it has been a lossmaker for many years.
Die Welt was founder member of the European Dailies Alliance (EDA), within which it has a longstanding co-operation with comparable daily newspapers from other countries, including the Daily Telegraph (UK), Le Figaro (France) and ABC (Spain).
The paper does not appear on Sundays, but the linked publication Welt am Sonntag takes its place.
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