Location of Carmo da Cachoeira in the state of Minas Gerais
Carmo da Cachoeira is a Brazilian municipality in the south of the state of Minas Gerais. In 2007 its estimated population was 11,656 in a total area of 506 km². The elevation is 959 meters.
Carmo da Cachoeira is part of the IBGE statistical microregion of Varginha. It is 35 km. northeast of that regional center and is just off the important BR-381 highway. The distance to state capital, Belo Horizonte is 274 km.
The main economic activities are coffee growing and milk production. Coffee alone was planted in 9,000 hectares (2006). There was also cultivation of corn (4,000 ha.), beans, sugarcane, and potatoes. In 2006 there were 532 rural producers with a total agricultural area of 36,221 ha. Over 6,300 people were dependent on agriculture. There was one financial institution.