Denmark–Portugal relations

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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". Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Denmark). Archived from the original on 17 March 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
  2. ^ Government of Portugal. "Portuguese embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark". Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Portugal). Retrieved 21 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Kongehuset debuterer i Mexico". Jyllandsposten (in Danish). 4 February 2008. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
  4. ^ "Landefakta Portugal". Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (in Danish). Archived from the original on 20 February 2008. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  5. ^ "The War of Spanish Succession 1701-1714". World History at KMLA. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  6. ^ "See Napoleonic Wars". Missing or empty |url= (help)
  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" (PDF). United Nations Treaty Series. United Nations. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 July 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2011.

Further reading[edit]

Norman Berdichevsky. "Sibling Rivalry and the Discovery of America; Was Portuguese-Danish Cooperation Involved?" (PDF). PortVitoria: 7. ISSN 2044-8236. Retrieved 20 November 2011.