Are S3 buckets region specific?

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When we go to S3 in AWS console in "Global" option it shows

"S3 does not require region selection."

But when we create new bucket there it asks for Region !

So are S3 buckets region specific ?

Jul 11, 2018 in AWS by bug_seeker
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2 answers to this question.

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Yes, S3 buckets are region specific & while creating a bucket one need to specify the target region for the respective bucket
answered Jul 11, 2018 by Mrunal
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Yes, S3 buckets are region specific.

We specify the region here as to reduce the latency and cost.

But when we create S3 in AWS console in "Global" it says "S3 does not require a region selection" because it shows all the buckets in all the regions as it is the user interface and this is the reason why you can't create the bucket with same names as it may lead to conflicts between addresses.
answered Jul 11, 2018 by sunshine
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