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 rings, except for a few which have an associated tune-playing mechanism)
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, see Dove's Guide online.
Other European countries and other continental regions have no rings.
For other information related to rings, see Change Ringing Resources at

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This page was created 2012/12/07 and last revised 2016/01/04.

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