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.

Areas indexed
and summarized
Conventional bells Tubular
chimes
Countries
Traditional
carillons
NT &
unknown
Chimes Total sites
by region            
North America 189 121 700 1010 355 3
Central & South America 12 15 14 41 1 21
Africa & Mideast 4 6 17 27 2 10
Asia & Pacific Rim 11 11 93 115 17 11
British Isles 16 6 *   52 74 * 6
Europe 53 30 55 138 4 22
by country            
Belgium 97 23 15 135 0 1
Denmark and dependencies 29 16 13 53 1 3
France 64 22 39 125 0 1
Germany 49 77 34 160 0 1
Italy 0 4 63 67 0 1
Netherlands 190 64 155 409 0 1
TOTALS: 714 395 1250 2359 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).


Summaries for the world.


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