Specify a location to run the service and access a model

When initializing the Vertex AI service, you can optionally specify a location in which to run the service and access a model. If you don't specify a location, the default is us-central1. See the list of available locations later on this page.

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Available locations

Google Cloud uses regions to define regional APIs. Google Cloud only stores customer data in the region that you specify for all generally-available features of Generative AI on Vertex AI.

Generative AI on Vertex AI is available in the following regions:

United States

  • Dallas, Texas (us-south1)
  • Iowa (us-central1)
  • Las Vegas, Nevada (us-west4)
  • Moncks Corner, South Carolina (us-east1)
  • Northern Virginia (us-east4)
  • Oregon (us-west1)


  • Montréal (northamerica-northeast1)

South America

  • Sao Paulo, Brazil (southamerica-east1)


  • Belgium (europe-west1)
  • Finland (europe-north1)
  • Frankfurt, Germany (europe-west3)
  • London, United Kingdom (europe-west2)
  • Madrid, Spain (europe-southwest1)
  • Milan, Italy (europe-west8)
  • Netherlands (europe-west4)
  • Paris, France (europe-west9)
  • Warsaw, Poland (europe-central2)
  • Zürich, Switzerland (europe-west6)

Asia Pacific

  • Changhua County, Taiwan (asia-east1)
  • Hong Kong, China (asia-east2)
  • Mumbai, India (asia-south1)
  • Seoul, Korea (asia-northeast3)
  • Singapore (asia-southeast1)
  • Sydney, Australia (australia-southeast1)
  • Tokyo, Japan (asia-northeast1)

Middle East

  • Tel Aviv, Israel (me-west1)