• Question: What country has the world largest Gold reserves?

    Asked by bhavinamistry to Davie, Gemma, James P, James V, Nuala on 28 Jun 2012.
    • Photo: James Verdon

      James Verdon answered on 28 Jun 2012:

      Hi bhavinamistry,
      I had no idea, so I had a quick look online, and it turns out the USA has the most, with about 8,000 tonnes of gold.

    • Photo: Gemma Purser

      Gemma Purser answered on 28 Jun 2012:

      Cool! I wonder which country has the most gold compared to its geographical size though?

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      James Pope answered on 28 Jun 2012:

      Hi bhavinamistry,

      I must confess I thought it was Canada, where a friend of mine is working looking at Gold for his PhD in the Yukon, but James V is right (having also looked it up online!)

      Gemma, I’d chuck Scotland in for your question, that would be my guess!