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14. Taiwan

Value of reserves: $21.7 billion
Holdings total: 465.6 tons

Renowned for its technology industry and robust economic growth, Taiwan also boasts one of the largest gold reserves in the world.

The Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan) manages the island nation’s foreign reserves, which are reported at 465.6 tons. These holdings are worth $21.7 billion at today's prices and comprise approximately 5.9 percent of the country's foreign reserves.

Source: World Gold Council, with conversions by CNBC | Photo: AP