Kunnamkulam Assembly Constituency consists of Kunnamkulam Municipality and Chowannur, Erumapetty, Kadangode, Kadavallur, Kattakampal, Porkulam and Veloor Panchayats in Thalappilly Taluk. Kunnamkulam assembly constituency is part of Alathoor (Lok Sabha Constituency). Earlier, it was part of the Ottapalam Constituency.
Kunnamkulam is a municipal town situated in Thrissur District, spread over an area of 34.18Sq.Km. It is the chief centre of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Christians in the Kerala State.
Kunnamkulam witness a number of traditional, informal and household manufacturing activities. It comprises mainly the creation of rock-cut products, candles, metallic and clay utensils, screw-rings and screw-hooks and paper-based products. Among these, the manufacturing of paper-based products is the bandwagon of these activities for which Kunnamkulam has a unique place in the state. The different paper-based products include, exercise books, X’mas stars, greetings card, paper files, envelopes, cartons and mill boards. Printing and binding are the related activities.
Kunnamkulam is famous for its religious harmony as Hindus, Christians and Muslims live here. The religious tolerance of Kunnamkulam people can be seen from the "Ambala Palli - St.Matthias Church (located at south Bazar) which is a temple converted to a church wherein the temple character can be seen in the church entrance.
The State Highway No 69 which connect Thrissur and Kuttipuram (NH 544 and NH 66) pass through Kunnamkulam. Also, the two major district roads are emerging from Kunnamkulam, one of them goes to Guruvayoor, Chavakkad meeting at Kochi-Ponnani NH-66 and the other road goes to Wadakkancherry meeting at Thrissur-Shoranur Road. All these roads meet at the heart of Kunnamkulam town namely the ‘Parayil Angadi (Parayil Bazar) Centre’.