GetBucketLocation - Amazon Simple Storage Service


Returns the Region the bucket resides in. You set the bucket's Region using the LocationConstraint request parameter in a CreateBucket request. For more information, see CreateBucket.

To use this implementation of the operation, you must be the bucket owner.

To use this API against an access point, provide the alias of the access point in place of the bucket name.


For requests made using AWS Signature Version 4 (SigV4), we recommend that you use HeadBucket to return the bucket Region instead of GetBucketLocation.

The following operations are related to GetBucketLocation:

Request Syntax

GET /?location HTTP/1.1 Host: x-amz-expected-bucket-owner: ExpectedBucketOwner

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The name of the bucket for which to get the location.

Required: Yes


The account ID of the expected bucket owner. If the bucket is owned by a different account, the request fails with the HTTP status code 403 Forbidden (access denied).

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <LocationConstraint> <LocationConstraint>string</LocationConstraint> </LocationConstraint>

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in XML format by the service.


Root level tag for the LocationConstraint parameters.

Required: Yes


Specifies the Region where the bucket resides. For a list of all the Amazon S3 supported location constraints by Region, see Regions and Endpoints. Buckets in Region us-east-1 have a LocationConstraint of null.

Type: String

Valid Values: af-south-1 | ap-east-1 | ap-northeast-1 | ap-northeast-2 | ap-northeast-3 | ap-south-1 | ap-south-2 | ap-southeast-1 | ap-southeast-2 | ap-southeast-3 | ca-central-1 | cn-north-1 | cn-northwest-1 | EU | eu-central-1 | eu-north-1 | eu-south-1 | eu-south-2 | eu-west-1 | eu-west-2 | eu-west-3 | me-south-1 | sa-east-1 | us-east-2 | us-gov-east-1 | us-gov-west-1 | us-west-1 | us-west-2


Sample Request

The following request returns the Region of the specified bucket.

GET /?location HTTP/1.1 Host: Date: Tue, 09 Oct 2007 20:26:04 +0000 Authorization: signatureValue

Sample Response

This example illustrates one usage of GetBucketLocation.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <LocationConstraint xmlns="">us-west-2</LocationConstraint>

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: