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Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries OPEC

Country Ascending order Descending order Area Ascending order Descending order Population Ascending order Descending order GDP / Person Ascending order Descending order GDP Ascending order Descending order People density Ascending order Descending order
Algeria 2,381,740 km2 32,531,853 Person 1,410 $ / Person 45,869,912,730 $ 14 Person / km2
Gabon 267,667 km2 1,389,201 Person 4,150 $ / Person 5,765,184,150 $ 5 Person / km2
Indonesia 1,904,570 km2 241,973,879 Person 820 $ / Person 198,418,580,780 $ 127 Person / km2
Iran 1,643,500 km2 68,017,860 Person 1,075 $ / Person 73,119,199,500 $ 41 Person / km2
Iraq 438,317 km2 26,074,906 Person 1,025 $ / Person 26,726,778,650 $ 59 Person / km2
Kuwait 17,818 km2 2,335,648 Person 17,500 $ / Person 40,873,840,000 $ 131 Person / km2
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 1,757,000 km2 5,765,563 Person 5,850 $ / Person 33,728,543,550 $ 3 Person / km2
Nigeria 923,768 km2 128,771,988 Person 315 $ / Person 40,563,176,220 $ 139 Person / km2
Qatar 11,427 km2 863,051 Person 14,200 $ / Person 12,255,324,200 $ 76 Person / km2
Saudi Arabia 2,240,000 km2 26,417,599 Person 7,350 $ / Person 194,169,352,650 $ 12 Person / km2
United Arab Emirates 77,700 km2 2,563,212 Person 20,600 $ / Person 52,802,167,200 $ 33 Person / km2
Venezuela 912,050 km2 25,375,281 Person 3,100 $ / Person 78,663,371,100 $ 28 Person / km2
Summary 12,575,557 km2 562,080,041 Person 1,429 $ / Person 802,955,430,730 $ 45 Person / km2

OPEC, or the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, was established in 1960 by five states: Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela. The primary intention of OPEC was to establish a cartel-like arrangement among the main oil producing countries to maintain a price structure that would reflect the interests of its member states, rather than of the oil companies, which had been able to largely dictate both price and production levels.

The OPEC is an intergovernmental organization created at the Baghdad Conference in 1960, which gathers 12 countries. The members of OPEC are countries in which 30% at least of the goods exportations are made by petroleum and gas. Their economy is highly dependant on the evolution of petroleum prices.