Going broke: Bankrupt municipalities

Published On: Jul 11 2012 08:56:08 AM PDT   Updated On: Nov 07 2014 10:45:03 AM PST

A federal judge on Friday approved Detroit's 16-month-long plan to emerge from the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history, WDIV reported. Take a look at all the U.S. cities that have gone broke.

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Since 1937, when bankruptcy became an option for municipalities, an estimated 625 government bodies have filed for Chapter 9 protection, according to ABC News. Here are the most recent, and some of the most notable:

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