|Predominantly Christianity (Roman Catholicism), Irreligion|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Other Portuguese people, Portuguese in Finland, Portuguese in Iceland, Portuguese in Norway, Portuguese in Sweden|
Portuguese in Denmark (Danish: portugisisk i Danmark) are citizens and residents of Denmark and its dependencies who are of Portuguese descent.
Portuguese in Denmark (also known as Portuguese Danes/ Danish-Portuguese Community or, in Portuguese, known as Portugueses na Dinamarca / Comunidade portuguesa na Dinamarca / Luso-dinamarqueses) are the citizens or residents of Denmark whose ethnic origins lie in Portugal.
Portuguese Danes are Portuguese-born citizens with a Danish citizenship or Danish-born citizens of Portuguese ancestry or citizenship.
There are approximately 4,476 Portuguese people living in Denmark as of 2021. They represent 0.08% of the country's population.
The Portuguese community in the country has experienced considerable growth, especially after Brexit. Portuguese emigrants are in fact leaving the United Kingdom for Nordic countries: most of them are highly qualified and aged between 20 and 40, looking for better quality of life and economic stability. Portuguese emigration towards Denmark didn't slow down even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
There are also Portuguese living in territories of the Danish Realm other than metropolitan Denmark: in 2023 there were 8 Portuguese-born residents in Faroe Islands and 10 in Greenland.
In recent years many Portuguese international footballers have moved to Denmark in order to play for Danish clubs. In 2023 these included: Carlos Ferreira (in the Faroe Islands, Skála ÍF), André Monteiro (Vejle), Anderson Rosso de Sena (Brabrand), Pedro Ferreira (AaB) and Diogo Gonçalves (Copenhagen).
The Portuguese community in Denmark retains strong ties with its homeland and, between 2000 and 2021, it has sent approximately 92.84 million euros (€) to Portugal in remittances. In the same timeframe, Danes in Portugal (numbering around 1,600 individuals) have sent approximately 11.13 million euros (€) to Denmark.
As of today, the Portuguese are part of a wider Portuguese-speaking community in Denmark, comprising around 720 people from PALOP countries (the overwhelming majority being from Angola or from Mozambique), Timor-Leste or Macau and 5,800 Brazilians.
People from CPLP countries thus number around 11,000 people, accounting for 0.19% of the population of Denmark. Despite being small, the immigrant community of people coming from CPLP countries in Denmark is quite visible when compared to the ones in other Nordic countries: in Finland there are a little more than 5,000 CPLP nationals (0.09% of the country's population), in Iceland there are around 2,000 CPLP nationals (0.52% of the country's population), while in Norway there are around 21,000 CPLP nationals (0.38% of the population) and in Sweden 23,700 (0.22% of the population).