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On March 31, 1900, Americans occupied the town of Cagayan de Misamis and on April 7, 1900, a battle erupted in the town center led by General Nicolas Capistrano and Filipino resistance fighters.
This would later become known as the Battle of Cagayan de Misamis.
When Misamis gained the status of province in 1818, one of its four districts was the Partidos de Cagayan.
Ceramics have been found in the area; Chinese probably having visited from the period of the Song to Ming dynasties.The Americans were initially and successfully repulsed by the Kagay-anons forces led by Mayor Don Apolinar Vélez at the historic Battle of Makahambus on June 4, 1900.After the troubled years, peace finally brought back the economic activities to normality under the guidance of the United States.The City of Cagayan de Oro is located along the north central coast of Mindanao island facing Macajalar Bay and is bordered by the municipalities of Opol to the west, Tagoloan to the east, and the provinces of Bukidnon and Lanao del Norte to the south of the city.According to the 2015 census, the city has a population of 675,950, making it the 10th most populous city in the Philippines.