Summary of instruments
by country and type
(worldwide)

The table below shows the numbers of tower bell instruments in each of the regions or countries of the world for which this Website has indexes and summaries.  The "Conventional bells" columns include not only those made of cast bronze but also those made of cast steel, cast brass or porcelain.

Areas indexed
and summarized
Conventional bells Tubular
chimes
Countries
Traditional
carillons
NT &
unknown
Chimes Total sites
by region            
North America 190 159 740 1089 355 3
Central & South America 12 17 26 49 1 21
Africa & Mideast 4 9 19 32 2 10
Asia & Pacific Rim 12 17 132 161 17 11
British Isles 16 9 *   91 116 * 6
Europe 60 54 126 240 4 22
by country            
Belgium 102 24 19 145 0 1
Denmark and dependencies 30 20 22 72 1 3
France 63 19 81 163 0 1
Germany 50 104 118 272 0 1
Italy 1 4 118 123 0 1
Netherlands 192 64 160 416 0 1
TOTALS: 732 500 1646 2878 380 80

EXPLANATIONS:

FOOTNOTES (*):

  1. In the British Isles, rings are not listed (over 2000 have at least 8 bells), nor are those chimes without baton keyboards.
  2. Tubular tower chimes in the British Isles are not listed, though over 200 are known to have existed at one time (and many of those still exist).


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