OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) was established in 1960. The goal of OPEC is to establish systems to stabilize oil prices and output of its members. The twelve members are: Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela.
Algeria celebrates Revolution Day, remembering its 1954 revolution against France. The country, located in Northern Africa, is about 3.5 times the size of Texas. Over 38 million people live in Algeria, and Algiers is the capital. Children could learn more at: Algeria.