GetGeoLocation - Amazon Route 53
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Gets information about whether a specified geographic location is supported for Amazon Route 53 geolocation resource record sets.

Route 53 does not perform authorization for this API because it retrieves information that is already available to the public.

Use the following syntax to determine whether a continent is supported for geolocation:

GET /2013-04-01/geolocation?continentcode=two-letter abbreviation for a continent

Use the following syntax to determine whether a country is supported for geolocation:

GET /2013-04-01/geolocation?countrycode=two-character country code

Use the following syntax to determine whether a subdivision of a country is supported for geolocation:

GET /2013-04-01/geolocation?countrycode=two-character country code&subdivisioncode=subdivision code

Request Syntax

GET /2013-04-01/geolocation?continentcode=ContinentCode&countrycode=CountryCode&subdivisioncode=SubdivisionCode HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


For geolocation resource record sets, a two-letter abbreviation that identifies a continent. Amazon Route 53 supports the following continent codes:

  • AF: Africa

  • AN: Antarctica

  • AS: Asia

  • EU: Europe

  • OC: Oceania

  • NA: North America

  • SA: South America

Length Constraints: Fixed length of 2.


Amazon Route 53 uses the two-letter country codes that are specified in ISO standard 3166-1 alpha-2.

Route 53 also supports the country code UA for Ukraine.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 2.


The code for the subdivision, such as a particular state within the United States. For a list of US state abbreviations, see Appendix B: Two–Letter State and Possession Abbreviations on the United States Postal Service website. For a list of all supported subdivision codes, use the ListGeoLocations API.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 3.

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <GetGeoLocationResponse> <GeoLocationDetails> <ContinentCode>string</ContinentCode> <ContinentName>string</ContinentName> <CountryCode>string</CountryCode> <CountryName>string</CountryName> <SubdivisionCode>string</SubdivisionCode> <SubdivisionName>string</SubdivisionName> </GeoLocationDetails> </GetGeoLocationResponse>

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in XML format by the service.


Root level tag for the GetGeoLocationResponse parameters.

Required: Yes


A complex type that contains the codes and full continent, country, and subdivision names for the specified geolocation code.

Type: GeoLocationDetails object


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


The input is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Amazon Route 53 doesn't support the specified geographic location. For a list of supported geolocation codes, see the GeoLocation data type.

HTTP Status Code: 404


Example Request

To determine whether France (FR) is supported for Route 53 geolocation, submit the following request.

GET /2013-04-01/geolocation?countrycode=FR

Example Response

The following response shows that France is supported for geolocation. If France were not supported, Route 53 would return NoSuchGeoLocation.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <GetGeoLocationResponse xmlns=""> <GetGeoLocationDetails> <CountryCode>FR</CountryCode> <CountryName>France</CountryName> </GeoLocationDetails> </GetGeoLocationResponse>

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific Amazon SDKs, see the following: