Indexes to chimes
around the world

Chimes (sets of 8 to 22 bells, rung by any mechanism) can be found in many countries around the world.  Within this general category are found rings and zvons.  This Website has a site data page for each such chime which is known.  To simplify finding pages of interest to visitors, those site data pages are indexed by continent or country as follows:

Continental regions:
    North America
    Central and South America
    Africa and the Mideast
    Asia and the Pacific Rim
    British Isles (excluding most rings and tubular chimes)
    other European countries

While rings are included in some of the chime indexes above, they are also separately indexed as follows:
    North America
    Africa and the Mideast
    Asia and the Pacific Rim
For rings in the British Isles (and elsewhere), see Dove's Guide online.
For mini-rings (tenor less then 56 pounds), which are not included in Dove's Guide, see The Mini-Ring Directory.
Other European countries and other continental regions have no rings, except that there are three recently installed rings on the European mainland; they are only indexed among the chimes of France and the Netherlands (see above).
For other information related to rings, see Change Ringing Resources at

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