Get bucket location

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To list a bucket's location you make a GET request that is scoped to a bucket, and you use the location query string parameter. The location value is returned in an XML document in the response body. For most dual-region buckets, additional location information can be obtained my making a request for the bucket's custom placement configuration.

Query string parameters

Parameter Description Required
location You can use this to display the location of the bucket. Returned values can include a region, predefined dual-region, or multi-region name. For a list of possible locations, see bucket locations. No

See signed URL query string parameters for information on the parameters you include when creating and using signed URLs.

Request headers

See common request headers.

Request body elements

This request does not include an XML document in the request body.

Request syntax

The following syntax applies to GET Bucket requests that use the location query string parameter.

GET /?location HTTP/1.1
Host: BUCKET_NAME.storage.googleapis.com
Date: DATE
Content-Length: 0
Authorization: AUTHENTICATION_STRING

Response headers

The request can return a variety of response headers depending on the request headers you use.

Response body elements

The following response body elements are applicable only if you use the location query string parameter to display the bucket's location constraint.

Element Description
LocationConstraint The location constraint of the bucket. Can be the name of a single region, predefined dual-region, or multi-region. For a list of locations, see bucket locations.