This is a list of AWS Regions and their API names from the Instances codebase. Ideally, a boto3 script could generate these.

Region API Name Region
af-south-1 Africa (Cape Town)
ap-east-1 Asia Pacific (Hong Kong)
ap-south-1 Asia Pacific (Mumbai)
ap-northeast-3 Asia Pacific (Osaka)
ap-northeast-2 Asia Pacific (Seoul)
ap-southeast-1 Asia Pacific (Singapore)
ap-southeast-2 Asia Pacific (Sydney)
ap-southeast-3 Asia Pacific (Jakarta)
ap-northeast-1 Asia Pacific (Tokyo)
ca-central-1 Canada (Central)
eu-central-1 EU (Frankfurt)
eu-west-1 EU (Ireland)
eu-west-2 EU (London)
eu-west-3 EU (Paris)
eu-north-1 EU (Stockholm)
eu-south-1 EU (Milan)
me-south-1 Middle East (Bahrain)
me-central-1 Middle East (UAE)
sa-east-1 South America (Sao Paulo)
us-east-1 US East (N. Virginia)
us-east-2 US East (Ohio)
us-west-1 US West (N. California)
us-west-2 US West (Oregon)
us-gov-west-1 AWS GovCloud (US-West)
us-gov-east-1 AWS GovCloud (US-East)


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