Chuy is a city in Uruguay in the Rocha Department. According to the 1996 census, it has a population of 9,804 people. It is a border city, adjacent to the Brazilian city of Chuí. Both cities share the main street which serves as the borderline. It is a relatively thriving centre for trade in items which may carry a disparative price on one side or other of the border. It is not unusual for Uruguayans from the Montevideo area to make long journeys in order to make purchases of goods at the Brazilian border which would cost significantly more at home.