Instance Locations

When you create a Cloud SQL instance, you choose a region where the instance and its data are stored. To reduce latency and increase availability, choose the same region for your data and your Compute Engine instances, App Engine apps, and other services.

Regional Locations

Regional locations are specific geographic locations within a multi-region location. You can create a Cloud SQL instance in the following regions:

Region Name Region Description
North America
us-central1 Iowa
us-east1 South Carolina
us-east4 Northern Virginia
us-west1 Oregon
South America
southamerica-east1* São Paulo
europe-west1 Belgium
europe-west2 London
europe-west3 Frankfurt
asia-east1 Taiwan
asia-northeast1 Tokyo
asia-south1 Mumbai
australia-southeast1 Sydney

* For customers using the São Paulo region, all regional product SLAs will remain in force. However, multi-region and cross-region functionality spanning North America and South America may temporarily have reduced availability or performance.


Zones are isolated locations within a region where you can create zonal resources such as Second Generation instances. For example, a zone named us-central1-a indicates a location in the central United States. A zone within a region is independent of other zones in the same region.

You can choose your zone to keep your Cloud SQL instance close to your other Google Cloud Platform services.

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