Viewing Available Regions and Zones

This page explains how to view a list of available regions and zones and how to get information about a specific region.

To learn more about regions and zones, read the Regions and Zone documentation.

To learn more about global, regional, and zonal Compute Engine resources, read the Global, Regional, and Zonal Resources documentation.

Before you begin

Viewing a list of available zones

Console

View a list of zones on the Zones page in the Cloud Platform Console.

Go to the Zones page

gcloud

Using the gcloud command-line tool, run the following command:

gcloud compute zones list

For more information about this command, see the zones list page.

API

Make a GET request to the following URL to get a list of zones:

https://www.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/[PROJECT_ID]/zones

Viewing a list of available regions

Console

View a list of regions on the Zones page in the Cloud Platform Console.

Go to the Zones page

gcloud

To view a list of available regions, run:

gcloud compute regions list

The command lists all available regions and provides information such as quotas and the status of the region itself.

For example:

gcloud compute regions list
NAME             CPUS   DISKS_GB     ADDRESSES  RESERVED_ADDRESSES  STATUS
asia-east1       0/24   0/10240           0/23       0/7                 UP
asia-northeast1  0/24   0/10240           0/23       0/7                 UP
asia-southeast1  0/24   0/10240           0/23       0/7                 UP
europe-west1     0/24   0/10240           2/23       0/7                 UP
us-central1      0/24   0/10240           0/23       0/7                 UP
us-east1         0/24   0/10240           0/23       0/7                 UP
us-west1         0/24   0/10240           0/23       0/7                 UP

For more information about this command, see the regions list page.

API

Make a GET request to the following URL to get a list of zones:

https://www.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/[PROJECT_ID]/regions

Viewing information about a region

Console

You can view information about regions on the Zones page in the Cloud Platform Console.

Go to the Zones page

gcloud

To get information about a single region, run the following command, where where [REGION] is the name of the region you want to get more information about:

gcloud compute regions describe [REGION]

creationTimestamp: '2013-09-06T17:54:12.193-07:00'
description: us-central1
id: '5778272079688511892'
kind: compute#region
name: us-central1
quotas:
- limit: 24.0
  metric: CPUS
  usage: 5.0
- limit: 5120.0
  metric: DISKS_TOTAL_GB
  usage: 650.0
- limit: 7.0
  metric: STATIC_ADDRESSES
  usage: 4.0
- limit: 23.0
  metric: IN_USE_ADDRESSES
  usage: 5.0
- limit: 1024.0
  metric: SSD_TOTAL_GB
  usage: 0.0
selfLink: https://www.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/myproject/regions/us-central1
status: UP
zones:
- https://www.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/[PROJECT_ID]/zones/[REGION]
- https://www.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/[PROJECT_ID]/zones/[REGION]
- https://www.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/[PROJECT_ID]/zones/[REGION]

For more information about this command, see the gcloud compute regions describe page.

API

Make a GET request to the following URL to get a list of zones:

https://www.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/[PROJECT_ID]/regions/[[REGION]

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