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Myanmar (Burma), Mingun, March 2012
The Mingun Bell is the heaviest functioning bell in the world. The weight of the bell is 55,555 viss (90,718 kilograms or 199,999 pounds). This number is conveniently remembered by many people in Myanmar as a mnemonic "Min Hpyu Hman Hman Pyaw", with the consonants representing the number 5 in Burmese astronomy and numerology. The weight of the bell and its mnemonic words are written on the surface of the bell in white.
The bell is uncracked and in good ringing condition. The bell does not have a clanger but is rung by striking the outer edge: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mingun_Bell