The town of Oran, Iowa is located in the northeastern part of the state. It is situated in Fayette County, Iowa and is a small rural area. Southwest of Oran is a city called West Union, Iowa and is about 32 miles away. Oelwein, Iowa is Fayette County's largest city and is approximately 12 miles to the west of Oran. This area of Iowa is greatly, and historically, known for farming, and its largest crop producer is corn.