Uran (Hindi: उरन, Urdu: اُرن) is a city and a municipal council near Mumbai in the Indian state of Maharashtra. URAN : Name of the Goddess "Uranavati", it has been variously called Urvaritavan (in ancient times), Uruvan (during Peshva Madhavrao's reign) and Ooran by British & the portuguese. Mauryas, Chalukyas, Yadavas, Shilahars, Nagarshah, Portuguese, Marathas & British have ruled over Uran through the centuries.
Uran is part of the Navi Mumbai city township and lies in the Raigarh district near Panvel and Karjat. Situated east of Mumbai across the Thane Creek. Uran is primarily a fishing village which has developed into a special economy zone. It has ample industries, namely JNPT, P&O and other shipping companies, GTPS, MSEB (Asia's first power plant run by gas), and ONGC.
Besides the naval base, the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) has a refinery nearby. The outskirts of the town are largely rural and remain among the few places within the Navi Mumbai city limits untouched by the modernity of the central city.