How to get the bucket location of a S3 bucket using Boto3 and AWS Client?

Problem Statement − Use boto3 library in Python to get the location of a S3 bucket. For example, find the location of Bucket_1 in S3

Approach/Algorithm to solve this problem

Step 1 − Import boto3 and botocore exceptions to handle exceptions.

Step 2 − Use bucket_name as the parameter in the function.

Step 3 − Create an AWS session using boto3 library.

Step 4 − Create an AWS client for S3.

Step 5 − Now use the function get_bucket_location_of_s3 and pass the bucket name.

Step 6 − It returns the dictionary containing the details about S3.

Step 7 − Handle the generic exception if something went wrong while deleting the file.


Use the following code to get the bucket location −

import boto3
from botocore.exceptions import ClientError

def get_bucket_location_of_s3(bucket_name):
   session = boto3.session.Session()
   s3_client = session.client('s3')
      result = s3_client.get_bucket_location(Bucket=bucket_name,)
   except ClientError as e:
      raise Exception( "boto3 client error in get_bucket_location_of_s3: " + e.__str__())
   except Exception as e:
      raise Exception( "Unexpected error in get_bucket_location_of_s3 function: " +    e.__str__())
   return result



   'LocationConstraint': 'us-west-2'|'us-west-1'|'us-east-2'|'us-east1',
   'ResponseMetadata': {
      '...': '...',

Updated on: 22-Mar-2021

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