Summary for North America: state/province

The table below shows the distribution of the 179 fixed-location traditional carillons in North America by state or province.  (The two traveling carillons are excluded.)  The total for each state or province is also broken down into four general categories of size, as shown in the key at the bottom of the table.  At the far right is shown the total number of bells in these instruments.

    S/P      Total   Large  Concert  Medium  Small   State/Province         TNr
    ---      -----   -----  -------  ------  -----   --------------         ---
CANADA - BC    1       1       .       .       .     British Columbia        62
CANADA - ON    9       .       6       1       2     Ontario                392
CANADA - QU    1       .       1       .       .     Quebec                  57

MEXICO - DF    1       .       1       .       .     Distrito Federal        47
MEXICO         3       .       1       2       .     (others)               120

USA - AL       3       1       1       1       .     Alabama                145
USA - AZ       1       .       .       .       1     Arizona                 25
USA - CA       5       2       3       .       .     California             270
USA - CO       2       1       .       .       1     Colorado                95
USA - CT      11       .       5       1       5     Connecticut            434
USA - DC       3       .       2       1       .     District of Columbia   144
USA - FL       4       2       1       1       .     Florida                205

USA - IA       3       .       2       .       1     Iowa                   120
USA - IL       8       4       1       3       .     Illinois               441
USA - IN       8       1       3       3       1     Indiana                352
USA - KS       1       .       1       .       .     Kansas                  53
USA - KY       2       .       1       1       .     Kentucky                99
USA - LA       1       1       .       .       .     Louisiana               61

USA - MA       8       .       4       1       3     Massachusetts          333
USA - MD       2       .       2       .       .     Maryland                97
USA - MI      13       2       8       2       1     Michigan               627
USA - MN       3       .       3       .       .     Minnesota              152
USA - MO       2       .       2       .       .     Missouri                97
USA - MT       1       .       1       .       .     Montana                 47

USA - NC       6       .       5       .       1     North Carolina         270
USA - NE       2       .       2       .       .     Nebraska               104
USA - NH       1       .       .       .       1     New Hampshire           23
USA - NJ       4       1       2       .       1     New Jersey             189
USA - NY       7       1       3       2       1     New York               332

USA - OH      10       .       4       4       2     Ohio                   389
USA - OK       2       .       .       2       .     Oklahoma                84
USA - PA      14       1       8       2       3     Pennsylvania           610
USA - SC       4       2       1       .       1     South Carolina         188

USA - TN       6       .       3       2       1     Tennessee              254
USA - TX      15       .       8       5       2     Texas                  669
USA - UT       1       .       1       .       .     Utah                    52

USA - VA       5       .       4       .       1     Virginia               220
USA - VT       2       .       2       .       .     Vermont                 95
USA - WA       1       .       1       .       .     Washington              49
USA - WI       3       .       3       .       .     Wisconsin              151
USA - WV       1       .       1       .       .     West Virginia           48
            ----     ---     ---     ---     ---                           ----
TOTAL        180  =   20   +  97   +  34   +  29                           8202

S/P TOTALS:   41      13      35      17      18
Exclusively:           2      13       1       2
Key:
    Large:    5 octaves or more     (59-77 bells)
    Concert:  4 to 4 1/2 octaves    (47-58 bells)
    Medium:   3 to 3 1/2 octaves    (35-44 bells)
    Small:    2 to 2 1/2 octaves    (23-32 bells) 

In the Total column (the leftmost column of numbers), each number shows how many traditional carillons of any size are in that state or province.

In the size classification columns (the next four columns of numbers), each number shows how many traditional carillons in the state or province for that row are in the size category for that column.  A period (.) is used instead of a zero (0) as a place-holder in these columns for better readability.

The figures in the TNr column are the Total Numbers of bells in the carillons of each state.

Below the table, the row labeled "S/P TOTALS" shows how many states or provinces have entries in the columns above.  The row labeled "Exclusively" shows how many states or provinces have traditional carillons of ONLY that one size.

For example, there are 40 states/provinces which have traditional carillons; 13 of those have a total of 20 "large carillons" among them, but only two of those 13 have no instruments of other sizes.  This implies that there are 11 states/provinces which not only have at least one "large carillon" but also have at least one of some smaller size.

Other facts:

S/P with concert size or larger:     38
S/P without concert size & larger:    3

S/P with instruments of all four sizes:   IN, MI, NY, PA

Total concert-class:     117
Total sub-concert-class:  62

Average number of carillons per state:   4.4

Average number of bells in carillons per state:   199

Average size of carillon:  45.6 bells


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