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Denmark–Portugal relations


Denmark–Portugal relations

Denmark-Portugal relations
Map indicating locations of Denmark and Portugal



Denmark–Portugal relations refers to the current and historical relations between Denmark and Portugal. Denmark has an embassy in Lisbon.[1] Portugal has an embassy in Copenhagen.[2] Both countries are members of the European Union and NATO. In 1984, Queen Margrethe II visited Portugal.[3] In 2008, Danish exports to Portugal amounted 2,5 billion DKK, and Portuguese exports to Denmark amounted 2,3 billion DKK.[4]


In 1701 to 1714, Denmark and Portugal fought against each other in the War of the Spanish Succession.[5] In the Napoleonic Wars, Denmark joined France in the war against the United Kingdom, Austria, Spain and Portugal.[6]

On 14 December 1896, a treaty was signed between Denmark and Portugal, establishing diplomatic relations.[7]


  1. ^ Government of Denmark. "Danish embassy in Lisbon, Portugal".  
  2. ^ Government of Portugal. "Portuguese embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark".  
  3. ^ "Kongehuset debuterer i Mexico".  
  4. ^ "Landefakta Portugal". Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (in Danish). Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "The War of Spanish Succession 1701-1714". World History at KMLA. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "See  
  7. ^ Government of Denmark and Government of Portugal (14 December 1896). "Declaration supplementing provisionally the Declaration of December 14th, 1896, regarding Commercialand Maritime Relations between the two Countries".  

Further reading

Norman Berdichevsky. "Sibling Rivalry and the Discovery of America; Was Portuguese-Danish Cooperation Involved?". PortVitoria. p. 7.  

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